Police in Maryland said three people have died in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.
Howard County police said via Twitter that a shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.
One subject dead is suspected shooter. No information about other victims yet.— Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) January 25, 2014
Authorities received a call today 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.
Police said they believed that one of the people found dead was the gunman. There was no other information available about the two other people.
The scene was “believed to be secure”, police said.
The mall, which is at the centre of the town, typically opens at 10am on Saturdays and it was not known how many shoppers or workers might have been present at the time of the shooting.
Lots of police, EMS, helicopters, news crews at Columbia Mall. Police to update media at 1:15. pic.twitter.com/7L51XOoFVz— emma brown (@emmersbrown) January 25, 2014