UPDATE: Suspect who fired shots in NJ mall found dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Police are searching for a gunman at a mall in northern New Jersey after shots were fired inside it just before closing.

Courtesy: CNN

PARAMUS, N.J. 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.

The mall is located in Bergen County, about 22 miles southwest of Manhattan.

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