A man opened fire in a supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Friday, right before the store opened. In the shooting, Terence Tyler killed two employees. Tyler was a 23-year old former Marine who’d been trained to kill by the US military. The last murder victim in his life was the person in the mirror.
A spokesman for the Marines says that Tyler spent three years in the military before leaving in 2010. He did not know if Tyler was discharged honorably or not. Tyler had been a clerk at the Pathway Supermarket for two weeks, according to the Huffington Post. After finishing his shift at 4 am, he came back into the building and opened fire wearing his military gear and using an “assault-type rifle,” along with a pistol.
Tyler fired over 16 rounds during the assault. The two victims were 18-year old Christina LoBrutta and 24-year old Bryan Green.
The store’s night crew chief, Rolando Reya, is credited for saving many lives by ushering the employees into a backroom once the shooting began.
Police do not have a motive, but said that they believe that the victims were not specifically targeted.
“This was obviously a kind of random-type shooting,” he said. “Anyone he saw, he shot.”