Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after a multiple shooting Jan. 25, 2014, in Howard County, Md. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 25, 2014
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Police say they are still trying to determine the identity of a gunman who killed two employees of a store at a Maryland shopping mall. The gunman also died.
The attack took place at a skateboard shop called Zumiez on the upper level of the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon.
McMahon said authorities ran into difficulty in identifying the gunman because of concerns that he might be carrying explosives.
The two victims were a man and a woman, both in their 20s. They were employees of the shop where the attack occurred. Their names were not released.
Five other people were injured, none seriously.
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say three people are dead in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore.
Police say they believe the shooter is among the dead.
Howard County police said via Twitter that the scene is now "believed to be secure."
The shooting happened at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb between Baltimore and Washington.
Authorities received a call to 911 at around 11:15 a.m. from someone reporting that shots had been fired. Police responded to the scene and found three people dead, including one person who was found near a gun and ammunition.