(CNN) — The gunman who opened fire at a New Jersey mall Monday night is dead, authorities said. The shooter’s body was discovered at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in a back area of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. Authorities said he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooter opened fire and sent panic through the shopping center, setting off a frenzied hunt for the gunman.
No one was injured by the shooting at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera said. But no one knew exactly where the gunman was.
The mayor said authorities believe the shooter had left the mall, but New Jersey State Police still searched for the gunman in the building.
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