Prosecutor’s Office: NJ TRANSIT Bus Driver Shot, Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A NJ TRANSIT bus driver was shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities say.

The shooting took place inside the Washington Township bus garage on the Black Horse Pike near Route 42 in Washington Township.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office says 44-year-old Piacenta Jackson is believed to have shot and killed 45-year-old Ryon Reynolds, before taking her own life behind a Mantua Township post office at Center and Trenton Streets a short time later.

mantua 6 Prosecutors Office: NJ TRANSIT Bus Driver Shot, Killed In Apparent Murder Suicide

Authorities say a woman who shot and killed a NJ TRANSIT bus driver took her own life in Mantua Township. (credit: Brian Duganitz)

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Al Amechi, who owns Amechi Fence next door to the bus garage, says police didn’t come over to tell him what was going on. He and his colleagues were inside their building when the gunman opened fire.

“The whole time I’ve been here I’ve never seen an issue next door. Like I said, it’s a sad thing,” said Amechi.

Authorities say this was not a random act and that they believe the suspect and victim knew each other.

The prosecutor’s office, Washington and Mantua Townships police and NJ TRANSIT are investigating the incident.

CBS3’s David Spunt and KYW Newsradio’s Mike DeNardo contributed to this report.

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