1 Sep 2012

Three killed in US shooting

1:58 pm on 1 September 2012

In the latest in a series of deadly shootings in the United States, three people are dead at a supermarket in the state of New Jersey.

Officials in the town of Old Bridge say several workers were stacking shelves at the Pathmark supermarket when a man burst in and opened fire.

He shot dead two people before killing himself.

The ABC reports the suspect has been identified as a man in his 20s who is believed to have worked at the store.

In recent weeks, a gunman killed 12 people at a cinema in Colorado and six people were killed in a shooting rampage at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.

Last week, a man murdered his former colleague in New York City before he was killed in a shootout with police.