Breaking News- 3 Dead 5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland

3 People were pronounced dead and 5 others were injured as chaos erupts in a shopping mall located in Columbia, Maryland.

Panic ensued as the first shots echoed throughout the mall, as a shooter marked out his victims.
Breaking News- 3 Dead  5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland
Gunfire erupted in a Columbia, Maryland, shopping mall Saturday morning, leaving at least three people dead, according to the Howard County Police Department's Twitter account.
Authorities initially reported that an active shooter was on the second floor of the sprawling mall in Columbia in Howard County, according to CNN affiliate WBAL. Local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
One of the bodies was located near a gun and ammunition, according to the Howard County Police Department Twitter account. The identification of the person was unknown.
A 911 call about shots fired at the mall was made at 11:15 a.m., police said.
Images on Twitter reportedly from the scene showed mall employees and customers hiding in a stock room. The mall was on lockdown. Another Twitter image reportedly from the scene showed a bullet-riddled wall.
The Howard County Fire Department on Twitter reported an active shooter situation.
Both the Howard County police and fire departments were on the scene.
The fire department via Twitter advised people to avoid the area. CNN was first alerted to this story on Twitter.

Breaking News- 3 Dead  5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland

Breaking News- 3 Dead  5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland

Breaking News- 3 Dead  5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland




Update: Behind The Shooting

Breaking News- 3 Dead  5 Injured Mall Shooting Golumbia Maryland
Domestic dispute: Multiple reports are saying Tyler Johnson 25 (left) and Briana Benlolo 21 (right) were shot dead by a spurned former lover of Benlolo's. The gunman emerged from a dressing room at the Zumiez skate shop, where the victims worked, and without a word began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others.
He then turned the gun on himself.


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