Breaking News: Three dead in NJ supermarket shooting
At least three dead in shooting at NJ supermarket
Police report at least three people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Updated at 8:09 a.m. ET: At least three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shootout in a New Jersey supermarket Friday morning, according to NBC 4 New York and wire reports.
A law enforcement official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the shooting happened early Friday inside the Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, a suburb about 25 miles from New York.
The official said the person believed to be the shooter is among the dead.
The store was closed at the time. New Jersey Transit closed its nearby park-and-ride lot, the AP said.
Authorities were called to the Pathmark, on Route 9, at about 4 a.m. ET. It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the shootout.
News chopper footage showed heavily armed police on the ground outside the supermarket. Several windows also appeared to have been broken.
SWAT teams had set up a command post in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.
The Pathmark opens to shoppers at 6 a.m. ET weekdays.
NJ Transit's Old Bridge Park 7 Ride is closed as the investigation continues. Buses will provide service.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for further updates.
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