Breaking News: Gunman opens fire at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ

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  1. dawg

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    PARAMUS, New Jersey (PIX11) - A gunman opened fire at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, just before the popular mall closed on Monday, and police are still looking for the shooter.
    According to a police source, the shooting began around 9:20 p.m. near the Nordstrom department store on the second level of the mall. Multiple shots were fired according to witnesses and the Paramus police department. The gunman was believed to be wearing body armor and systematically shooting down security cameras.

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    One witness, who works in a Swatch store, told PIX11 he saw “a gunman walk in through a California Pizza Kitchen, he was wearing full body armor, a helmet and everything; he walked right past the movers and told them, like ‘I’m not going to hurt you’ and he walked all the way over toward the Nordstrom side and that’s where the gunshots were fired.”


    Enrique Rodriguez, who was shopping in the Apple Store at the time, said, “I don’t know if he was aiming at cameras, or aiming at lights,” but Rodriguez confirmed the man was firing up in the direction of the glass roof of the atrium. “We heard loud sounds and then we just saw glass falling.”
    “He wasn’t shooting the people, he was just walking quite calmly,” said one woman. “He started shooting really badly and I just started running backwards into the Apple Store.”


    She told PIX11 that he was wearing what looked like a motorcycle helmet and had a “very long rifle.”
    At a press conference outside the mall, the mayor of Paramus said police believe the shooter managed to leave the mall. A law enforcement source reported that live ammunition and a change of clothing were found inside the building. Officers used dogs and went from store to store in a ‘grid search.’

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    Police and SWAT teams from surrounding areas, along with state police, rushed to the scene, along with Newark emergency service units. Ambulances stood at the ready, but were not needed as customers and employees flooded into the parking lot unharmed.
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    More than 200 police officers converged on the scene, illuminating the expansive parking lots with flashing blue and red lights.
    There were no reports of any injuries.
    The Garden State Plaza, which is the largest mall in New Jersey, wasn’t very crowded at the time of the shooting, according to witnesses, as the mall closes at 9:30 p.m.


    “We just dropped everything, and other people dropped their stuff and ran out of the store,” said Jackie Gorelick, who was in the Lord & Taylor store when the shooting began. “It was very scary, I’m just shaken up by it.”
    No arrests have been made. It was still considered an active scene as of 12:30 a.m. and police were asking relatives and friends of those at the Garden State Plaza not to come to the mall.

    http://pix11.com/2013/11/04/shots-f...state-plaza-stores-on-lockdown/#ixzz2jjgj2Y2c
     
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    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    Meh :coffee:
     
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    What a fucking weirdo.
     
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    They have Swatch stores? In 2013? :surprised:
     
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    impossible. NJ has very strict gun laws.
     
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    This is going to fuck my already fucked commute down that way this morning. :no:
     
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    nordstrom mention :cheer:
     
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    Who goes to malls? Uhhg, especially on Monday night


    thats some life they've got there
     
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    I hate that mall. It's got the worst parking of all the North Jersey malls. And there is no reason the Newark ESU needed to be out there, it's like a 20 mile drive ....
     
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    what's across rt 4 where the Alexanders used to be?
     
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    where was Baddfunn last night? :munch:
     
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    Swat practice! So many guys in military suits it looked like the fucking Russians were invading
     
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    Well, if I had to live in shitty New Jersey, I'd shoot up a mall and kill myself.
     
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    I think I'll move to central Florida and go on welfare
     
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    You can't possibly think that New Jersey is a good place to live?
     
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    the guy was a fuck up to the end.

    all that ammo and no kills. :rofl:
     
  20. Stew Nod

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    Tommy can you post that pic of your neighbors that you posted a few years ago?