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New Jersey Shooter Circumvented Gun Law By Stealing Rifle

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New Jersey Shooter Circumvented Gun Law By Stealing Rifle

Hours after 20-year old Richard Shoop fired a rifle into the ceiling inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, it became evident he had stolen the firearm.

Shoop walked into the mall wearing a motorcycle helmet and black clothing 10 minutes before the it closed on Nov. 4. He fired six shots into the ceiling, walked through the mall, and then killed himself in an area that was under construction.

According to USA Today, “Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Shoop had stolen the rifle he used in the shooting from his brother.”

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