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NYC Home Depot Packed With Shoppers Stocking Up for Blizzard When Tragedy Strikes


“What is the world coming to? This is so beyond words."

Two people are dead Sunday after a shooting inside a bustling Manhattan Home Depot, according to WPIX-TV.

Police told the New York Daily News that the shooter was an employee who targeted his supervisor then turned the gun on himself. The altercation sent crowds stocking up for an impending blizzard running for their lives, the New York Post reported.

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The 31-year-old employee shot the 38-year-old supervisor twice around 2:40 p.m. and then shot himself in the face. The shooter was found dead at the scene, a police source told the Daily News. The other man was taken to Bellevue Hospital and later pronounced dead.

A 50-year-old Bronx resident told the Post he was near the shooting. “I was in the aisle next to where the shooting happened," he said. "I had just gotten in there, and I heard about five shots. I thought it was fireworks. But then I saw people running and I should have run with them. But I looked into the next aisle."

One worker told the Post one of the men had just returned from visiting his wife and kid in France. “I heard someone yell, ‘Oh, my God, he’s dead!'" the worker said.

“What is the world coming to? This is so beyond words," the worker added to the Post. "Everyone was running and screaming and ducking.”

Another witness heard someone scream “F*** you!” before the shots were fired at about 2:40 p.m. at the Chelsea store, sources told the Post.

“It was crazy,” shopper Susan Lowry told the Post. “Some people jumped on the floor, others hid behind aisles or ran for the exits.”

This story has been updated with new video.

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