Garden State Plaza
Frightened shoppers and employees inside the mall began calling for help when an armed man walked in and opened fire.
Wednesday morning, there was little evidence of Monday night’s shooting when authorities said 20-year-old Richard Shoop walked into the mall with a rifle, fired at random objects and then killed himself.
“My brother intended to harm nobody else but himself,” Kevin Shoop told reporters. “He just sadly decided to make an act of self-indulgence by taking his own life publicly, and it’s a tragedy to us all.”
A 10-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Friday after her foot got caught in an escalator at the Macy’s at Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
A weekend confrontation between police officers and several teenage boys in Paramus, N.J., ended with two officers and one of the teens suffering minor injuries.