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Ex-Marine kills 2, self at NJ supermarket

Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce Kaplan is seen through two broken windows as he arrives scene shooting Pathmark grocery store Old

Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce Kaplan is seen through two broken windows as he arrives at the scene of a shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, N.J., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. At least three people have died in the shooting. A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting says the person believed to be the shooter is among the dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Updated: September 1, 2012 4:41PM



OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the gunman in the New Jersey supermarket shooting fired at at least six employees, including one outside the store, before killing himself.

Two co-workers died in the hail of bullets.

Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan says gunman Terence Tyler, a former Marine, had only worked at the store since Aug. 20.

Kaplan says Tyler left the store about 3:30 a.m. Friday, drove off and returned about 20 minutes later in desert camouflage clothing.

He says Tyler fired outside at one employee, who ran inside and warned co-workers as Tyler entered.

The prosecutor says Tyler then fired at five employees in one aisle, killing two. He then drew a handgun and shot himself.

An uncle says that Tyler was discharged from the Marines two years ago after suffering from depression.



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