3 Dead, Including Gunman, in New Jersey Store Shootout

August 31, 2012 Updated Aug 31, 2012 at 8:11 AM EDT

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3 Dead, Including Gunman, in New Jersey Store Shootout

August 31, 2012 Updated Aug 31, 2012 at 8:11 AM EDT

OLD BRIDGE, NJ (WKBW/WABC) - Police responded to shots fired inside the Pathmark, where employees were stocking shelves, at 1043 Route 9 in Old Bridge just before 4 A.M. The store was scheduled to open at 6 A.M.

There was a confrontation with the gunman, who was reportedly in body armor, and the suspect was killed. He was tentatively identified as a man in his 20s who is a current or former employee.

It is unknown how many others were shot before police responded, but authorities believe he killed two before turning the gun on himself.

Responding police discovered the bodies and evacuated the other employees to the nearby TGI Fridays. Several were being treated for trauma at waiting ambulances.

NJ Transit's Old Bridge Park & Ride is closed during the investigation.

NJ Transit buses will service the Old Bridge Park & Ride, but the parking lots remain closed on the northbound side due to police activity. Customers may park at Jake Brown Road and Inverness Park & Ride. The northbound lots are closed due to police activity.

There is a broken window in the front of the store. Other than that, this scene is very under control. There are emergency responders in the parking lot, but they have been standing in front of the store for the past hour.

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