New Jersey Shooting Leaves Three Dead -- But It's Not At The Empire State Building, So Go About Your Day
For the second Friday in a row, there's been a mass-shooting in the New York area -- but it isn't at the Empire State Building, so it's apparently only kinda news.
Authorities in New Jersey say three people -- including the gunman -- are dead following an early-morning shooting spree at a grocery store in Old Bridge, just south of Staten Island.
The gunman, police say, entered a Pathmark grocery store just before 4 a.m., as employees were stocking shelves before the store was scheduled to open at 6 a.m.
Details of the shooting are unclear, but the gunman -- who reportedly was wearing body armor (a claim that we were unable to independently confirm) -- opened fire in the store before shooting it out with police. He was killed at the scene, although it's unclear whether he was killed by police.
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Two others also were killed in the shooting. It's unclear how many were wounded.
Last week, as we're sure you recall, 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson shot a former co-worker near the Empire State Building before police took him out in a hail of bullets, many of which hit pedestrians fleeing the scene.
Because of the famous location of last week's shooting -- and the potential of it being a terrorist attack -- the media ate it up; all the national news outlets stopped what they were doing for breaking coverage of a "mass-shooting" at a famous landmark.
That "mass-shooting" wouldn't have been "mass" at all if the cops didn't shoot nine of the 10 victims -- it turned out to be just one disgruntled ex-employee attacking a former co-worker, not the Aurora-esque killing spree the media had initially billed it as.
But this morning's shooting happened at a grocery store, not a famous landmark -- so Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and CNN are too busy discussing "Mitt's Big Moment," and "Dirty Harry's" debating a chair at the Republican National Convention to pay it much mind.
Regardless, three people are dead and several others could be wounded in what appears to be an actual mass-shooting,
Here at the Voice, we like to give all mass-shootings equal time, so check back later for updates.
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