Police: 3 dead, including presumed gunman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- 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.

Updated at 11:44 AM
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Police say a shooting has occurred at a mall in Maryland. They did not release information on whether anyone was injured or how many people may be involved.

The Howard County fire and emergency services department sent out a tweet late Saturday morning saying that police and rescuers were responding to the Mall in Columbia, Maryland. Police confirmed that a shooting took place.

The mall is at the center of the town, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.


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