As Twitchy reported, there was a shooter at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., Monday night. Suspect Richard Shoop was reported dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez was at the mall and tweeted from on-the-scene. Not there? Another Twitter user named Richard Shoop:
I am NOT the NJ mall shooter. Thank you media for trying to hang that one on me.
— Richard Shoop (@RJShoop) November 5, 2013
@RJShoop You killing yourself bro?
— Robert Petersen (@Sonikku_a) November 5, 2013
Oh dear. Too soon?
There was apparently some media confusion:
— Dick Vandenbussche (@Instigators_) November 5, 2013
— Walk Toward The Fire (@RichardRSmithJr) November 5, 2013
Heh. “Take care, man.” Other Twitter users also wish the other Richard Shoop well.
“@RJShoop: I am NOT the NJ mall shooter. Thank you media for trying to hang that one on me.” God Bless man?
— Stefanie Esposito (@stefaniespo) November 5, 2013