After a store-by-store sweep by SWAT officers, the body of the gunman was discovered toward the back of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in New Jersey at 12:20am Pacific Standard Time. Various published reports indicated that he was killed by a self inflicted gunshot.
A shooter opened fire at a New Jersey mall on Monday night, creating a state of panic throughout the shopping center.
The shooter inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, New Jersey, has not been located during a sweep of the mall, according to authorities.
The gunman was reported to be wearing all black and carrying a large gun.
A store-by-store sweep is still ongoing. At this time, it is unclear if anyone has been injured.
At least one gunman is said to have fired shots at security cameras, police said.
Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots, and then people started running in a panic.
The shopping center is one of the largest in the area and has been placed on lockdown.
Huge local and state police presence at Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ where a man went on a shooting spree. pic.twitter.com/L9IzD7Nvnn— Mentality Mag (@MentalityMag) November 5, 2013