Updated: 3 Reported Dead in Maryland Mall Shooting
A shooting at a suburban shopping mall in Maryland has left at least three dead, according to authorities.
Among those killed was the shooter, who has been identified as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar. The victims were identified as Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25.
The initial 911 call was made reporting gunfire at the mall in Columbia, Maryland about 11:15 AM eastern time, according to CNN. Police found three bodies upon entering the mall.
Police say the shooting occurred inside and just outside of a Zumiez store. Both of the shooting victims were employees of the store. It isn’t clear at this point if the shooter knew the two victims.
In a news briefing on Saturday, Howard County police chief Bill McMahon told reporters there was not yet a sign of a motive for the shooting.
Additionally, the police department tweeted:
Police have NOT confirmed the shooting at #ColumbiaMall was domestic. Do not know ID of suspect and have NO info abt being known to victims
— Howard County Police (@HCPDNews) January 25, 2014