Continuing in one of the worst trends of this summer, a Pathmark employee identified as a 23-year-old ex-marine took his own life today after reporting to his job and shooting two of his coworkers, WABC reports.
Just before 4 a.m. today, Terence Tyler, who had been working at the supermarket chain in Old Bridge, N.J., for two weeks, left his place of business and returned wearing camouflage and carrying an AK-47 and a handgun. Several minutes later, nearby residents heard gunshots. Two unidentified employees–thought to be in their late teens or early 20s–had already arrived in preparation for the store’s 6 a.m. opening and were killed.
Mr. Tyler managed to get off approximately 16 shots, wounding several other victims. The two dead are thought to have been specifically targeted by the gunman, who then opened up random fire on two separate parts of the store before turning the gun on himself.
So far, police have not identified the two victims, nor any predicating incidents that may have caused Mr. Tyler to single out these two of his fellow employees.
More news as this develops.