Police: 1 dead, 1 critically hurt in workplace shooting at New Jersey armed security company

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An employee of an armed security company opened fire on a co-worker inside the business Monday morning before fatally shooting himself outside, police said.

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The surviving victim was shot four times, and was listed in critical condition at Cooper Hospital in Camden, Moorestown police Lt. Lee Lieber said. He was conscious when he was airlifted to the hospital.

Lieber said that the shooting began in a work area at Shields Business Solutions around 7 a.m. Monday when both men had a conversation upon arriving for work. The victim was shot as he ran away from the gunman, who then shot himself in the area behind the building's rear parking lot, Lieber said.

He said that only one of the men had a weapon and it was being investigated as an attempted murder-suicide.

"None of the employees had any weapons at the time this occurred. They check them in and out, except for the one subject who was deemed the shooter," Lieber said.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released and Lieber wouldn't say what the men do for the company, which provides armored car, ATM and security services.

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The office is located in a business park and is less than a mile away from the Moorestown police department building.

Moorestown is an affluent suburb about 10 miles east of Philadelphia. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to host his first town hall of the year here on Wednesday at a recreation center less than two miles away.