TODAY   |  December 16, 2013

Police search for suspects in fatal mall carjacking

Authorities in Hudson County, New Jersey, say two suspects are on the loose after allegedly killing a man and stealing his car at a busy high-end shopping mall. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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>>> story. the manhunt for two suspects who shot and killed a man as he left a crowded mall with his wife. stephanie gosk is there. good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning, matt. all across the country americans are heading to shopping malls just like this one in droves. this couple just finished what they are doing. they're heading back into this parking garage behind me when they were attacked.

>> tragically, a 30-year-old hudson county resident, a male was shot. we do not know at this stage how many times.

>> a search is underway for two gunmen that shot and killed a shopper during a carjacking at this high end shopping mall in new jersey just ten days before christmas while the mall was open late for holiday shopping.

>> preliminary information is we're looking for two african american males.

>> the two suspects approached a couple while they were getting into their car in the mall's parking garage . after fatally shooting the car's owner, they drove away in the couple's vehicle.

>> they left this area in a 2012 silver range rover that belonged to the two victims.

>> the victim's wife is also being treated at a nearby hospital.

>> reporter: the police are searching for these two men right now. they're on the look out, they say, for a 2012 silver range rover . they have also opened up a tip line. the wife, her injuries are unknown at this point. it's unclear whether or not she is shot. she's at a nearby hospital, matt.

>>> stephanie gosk in new jersey