A gunman opened fire inside the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J. Monday night, New Jersey State Police reported.
There was no immediate word on any casualties.
Police and SWAT teams were reported on the scene, with some stores in lockdown.
Witnesses at Garden State Plaza Mall say a man dressed in all black was carrying rifle, fired shots.
The gun, described as a modified rifle, was owned lawfully by his brother
Shoop, according to Molinell, has a history of drug abuse and is known to law enforcement in Bergan County. Molinell said Shoop’s drug of choice was MDMA, also known as “Molly.”
Police found a suicide note at Shoop’s home, but did not disclose what was written.
The Shooter, Richard Shoop
Suspect in New Jersey mall shooting found dead of self-inflicted wound, authorities confirm
Body of 20-year-old suspected shooter Richard Shoop was discovered at the mall in Paramus
This is very telling detailed eyewitess testimony, remember this:
Jim Tedesco, from Paramus OEM, says ‘thousands’ of people still on lockdown inside Garden State Plaza Mall
Scanner: Bomb Squad called in at Lord & Taylor’s
Eyewitness: 4-5 people with 2 gunmen.. heard semi-auto and shotgun blasts…
Receiving at Report of, more gun shots in the back of the Mall
PD NOW SAYING SHELL CASING MATCHES AK-47
NEW JERSEY: U/D FBI Canvassing that one perp left the mall. SWAT Still searching around the mall for the other perp.
2 Shooters being reported by witness..
NEW JERSEY: U/D According to the Officials, They Believe, that the shooter left the mall Already
NEW JERSEY: U/D SWAT Advising, That 12 people injured at this time, Stay connected with us for more details.
“He was fully armored head to toe, like he planned this. Like it’s not like a random thing,” a man shopping at the mall at the time who asked for anonymity told NBC4.
Over 200 police units and SWAT team are on the scene
New Jersey officials say police believe the gunman remains inside Garden State Mall; no reports of casualties
CBS NOW REPORTS 2 SHOOTERS INSIDE THE GARDEN STATE MALL, BOTH AT LARGE
Bergen County official tells News 12: Store by store sweep for gunman. ‘Good news is there are no reports of anyone being shot’
“Police are putting on flak jackets and bringing out assault weapons”
New Jersey mall store manager told ABC7 shooter was wearing a biker helmet, made identification impossible
Multiple US news agencies, reporters saying that people are injured inside of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in New Jersey.
MASS CASUALTY UNITS BEING SENT TO GARDEN STATE PLAZA FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT
the shooting began near the Nordstrom’s department store on the second level of the mall
At least eight shots have been fired;
The gunman is believed to be wearing body armor;
Stores are on lockdown;
was this that eyewitness ‘johnny’ jimenez? because hehappens to be a sniper with Bergen County
LAX shooter was from NJ, connection?
Eyewitness: 4-5 people with 2 gunmen.. heard 2 semi-auto and 3 shotgun blasts… says group with gunmen were getting briefed before they opened fire. (Video above)
The guy on CNN just said “I want everyone to know this is something we’ve trained for.” SAME thing the police guy from the LAX shooting said on TV.
Officials saying only 1 shell casing, eywitnesses heard many shots fired
Some reports of 2 not 1 gunman
Officials saying no injuries yet their are reports of a dozen injured