Garden State Plaza Shooter Identified & Found Dead Inside Mall

Tue, November 5, 2013 7:31am EST by 4 Comments
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The gunman who opened fire at a Paramus, N.J. mall on Nov. 4 has been identified as Richard Shoop, and died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Keep reading for more scary details.

Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck, N.J., fired at least six shots with a stolen rifle at the Garden State Plaza mall at 9:20 p.m. Thankfully, no injuries were reported besides Richard, although stores were put on lockdown after the shooter led police on a chase throughout the mall.

Garden State Plaza Shooter Identified As Richard Shoop

Local police received several 9-1-1 calls from the massive mall after a reported shooting near the Nordstrom store on the second level of the building.

Richard, reportedly wearing a black jacket and biker helmet, fired a few shots with a rifle that he allegedly stole from his brother — but didn’t shoot at anyone, reported CNN. He led the police on a chase through the mall, and eventually shot himself in a construction zone within the mall’s basement.

“He came to the mall and fired what is at least six rounds at random striking several different locations,” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.

500 police and SWAT team members from nearby areas reportedly responded after the shots were fired, and the mall was put on lockdown and evacuated during the shooting.

None of Richard’s motives are known yet, but he did have a history of drug abuse and was “known” by local law enforcement, John stated to CNN.

Richard Shoop Fired Several Shots With A Rifle At Garden State Plaza

An employee at Joe’s American Restaurant, Eduardo Bermudez, says he heard shots rang out and saw people running from the restaurant. He says mall security told the staff to lock all doors.

Another eyewitness who had just been to the movie theater in the mall tells Fox 5 News that she heard at least four shots coming from the area of the Apple store.

“It was very surreal,” says Andre Munoz, another eyewitness, who was interviewed by News 12. “I couldn’t believe it. I was almost in disbelief.”

WATCH: Richard Shoop Identified As New Jersey Mall Shooter

– Ivy Jacobson

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Posted at 11:25 AM on November 5, 2013  

Reblogged this on Yasmin S. Wamala and commented:
Happy no one else has been hurt as far as we know; This definitely could have ended differently, worse. Sad to see yet another young life end though.

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