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(NEW YORK) — A Home Depot in New York City’s Flatiron District was evacuated Sunday after police say two employees were killed in a murder-suicide.

Two men died in the shooting at the store on 23rd Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department.

Police got the report of shots fired inside the store at about 2:45 p.m., and when officers arrived they found two men who were shot inside.

The NYPD identified the shooter as Calvin Esdaile Jr., 31. He was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot to the head.

A 38-year-old male who was shot in the abdomen and the chest was transported by EMS to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said they recovered a .38-caliber revolver at the scene.

The store was full of shoppers stocking up on supplies ahead of Monday’s nor’easter at the time of the shooting.

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