PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of man suspected of firing multiple shots and causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall.
Authorities say the 20-year-old from Teaneck apparently killed himself and they don't think he went to the mall to shoot anyone else.
The body was discovered in a back area of the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus (puh-RAM'-uhs), which was under construction and not accessible to the public.
Authorities say a man dressed in black and wearing what was believed to be a motorcycle helmet fired multiple shots shortly before the mall's 9:30 p.m. closing time.
Witnesses said the sound of gunfire sent customers and employees rushing for the exits and others in hiding. There were no other injuries.
103-a-08-(Kenneth Ehrenberg, chief, Paramus Police Department, at news conference)-"inflicted gunshot wounds"-Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg says the gunman was found dead inside the mall by S.W.A.T. team members after he apparently killed himself. (5 Nov 2013)
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067-a-06-(Mayor Richard LaBarbiera (lah bahr-bee-YEHR'-ah), D-Paramus, at news conference Monday)-"has been injured"-Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera says the gunfire didn't hit anyone. (5 Nov 2013)
<<CUT *067 (11/05/13)££ 00:06 "has been injured"
102-a-16-(John Molinelli, prosecutor, Bergen County, at news conference)-"at the time"-Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says a gunman fired at least six shots inside the mall, sending thousands of people running for help. (5 Nov 2013)
<<CUT *102 (11/05/13)££ 00:16 "at the time"
055-a-03-(Joel Castaneda (joh-EHL' cas-tuh-NAY'-duh), mall employee, with reporters)-"half two hours"-Witness Joel Castaneda says he and his co-workers hid in the back of the store after hearing gun shots. (5 Nov 2013)
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