NY police: Shoppers in crowded Home Depot store forced to flee murder-suicide

NY police: Shooting in Home Depot store leaves 2 dead
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  • The store was packed with shoppers preparing for the snowstorm about to hit New York
  • The gunman killed himself after shooting and killing a store manager, police said

New York (CNN)Shoppers crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for an anticipated snowstorm streamed into the streets Sunday afternoon after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, according to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.

The 38-year-old manager, who was shot in an aisle of the store, was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, Ryan said.
The shooting happened in a store at 40 West 23rd Street, in the Flatiron section of Manhattan, police said.
    The shooter, a 31-year-old male worker at the store, was not scheduled to work when he came in, Ryan said. The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the NYPD.
    Police recovered a .38-caliber revolver at the scene, Ryan said.
    Police did not speculate on a motive for the shooting, noting that the incident is still under investigation.