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COLUMBIA, Md. — Shots rang out at a popular shopping mall in this suburb between Washington and Baltimore on Saturday morning, sending shoppers running from stores and hiding under tables in the food court.
When police officers arrived, they found three people dead inside a skate shop on the upper level of the two-story center, the Mall in Columbia. Two of the victims were a young man and woman who worked at the store.
wo federal law enforcement officials told NBC News the incident was a domestic situation, not a random shooting. However, McMahon said that Howard County Police "do not know yet whether this is a domestic incident."
well something tells me fireworks might be on the chopping block soon too
A search of the shooter's bag found inside the store revealed two crude devices that appeared to be an attempt at making explosives using fireworks," Howard County police said in a statement tonight. McMahon said the gun used was a shotgun, but he did not know how many shots were fired.