News Flash..Shots Fired At Garden State Plaza
Shots have reportedly been fired at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
The shots rang out around 9:30 p.m. as the mall was preparing to close.
WABC TV reports a heavy police presence around the mall, one of the country’s largest along Routes 4 and 17. Reports indicate a SWAT team is on the way. WNBC says a search is on for a gunman inside the mall.
A man wearing body armor was firing the shots using a rifle inside the mall according to the New York Daily News. The man began firing at the Nordstrom end oft he mall.
A shopper named Karen told News 12 NJ she was paying for her purchase at a store when she heard the “boom boom boom” of shots being fired. An employee closed the store’s front gate and all inside went to hide in a store room. They called 911 and were told that police were aware of the situation.
A woman who was working inside a mall store told News 12 NJ that they gunman was wearing a helmet with a shield covering his face. She said he was a “tall man.”
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