Boteach, known for speaking publicly on relationships and religion, hid in his vehicle with two of his children while a gunman fired shots, trapping his wife and his teenage daughter in Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Richard Shoop, later killed himself.
“The sad thing was I wasn’t even shocked,” Boteach told WTOP Thursday. “I mean, I knew I was scared, I knew I had to get out, but I wasn’t shocked because there have been so many shootings. It’s almost like I said to myself,