Three killed in US shopping center shooting: report

AFP - A shooting early Friday at a shopping center in a New York suburb has left three people dead, including the alleged gunman, local media reported.

The shooting took place around 4 am (0800 GMT) inside a Pathmark store in the town of Old Bridge in the state of New Jersey, broadcaster WABC reported on its website.

Store employees were apparently stocking shelves when the gunman entered. Authorities believe he killed two people before committing suicide, according to WABC.

It was not clear how many people were shot before before police arrived on the scene.

Authorities could not immediately be reached for confirmation.

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