Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by ~n/t~, Jan 25, 2014.
Breaking news. Will post link when I find one
Here's a link
The Howard County Fire Department is reporting an active shooter situation at the Mall in Columbia. Both the Howard County police and fire departments are on the scene. The fire department is advising people to avoid the area.
Customers inside the mall are reporting that several store have been shut down and customers have directed toward the AMC Theater.
More details to come.
Police are at the scene of a shooting at Columbia Mall in Howard County, Md., WTOP radio is reporting.
Howard County Fire and Rescue say there is an active shooter in the mall, Spokeswoman Denise Weist told the radio station.
Weist says the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police and fire officials are on the scene. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
Police: Several Injured After Shooting In Columbia Mall
COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) Several people have been injured after a shooting at the Columbia Mall.
There was no word on injuries but local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
3 people confirmed dead ~ CNN
Omg nt I am just so sad to hear this so sad!:tantrum:
This is horrible. I feel like there's been a random mass shooting almost every single day this week. WTH is wrong with people?
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My stomach is in knots… this is the mall most people in our area frequent.
presser now on CNN
Per live presser on CNN:
Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive:
3 confirmed dead.
Active crime scene, will be for some time.
Next briefing 4 pm
Thanking responders who rushed in, neighboring agencies, state police.
Chief Bill McMahon, Howard County Police:
11:15 911 received a number of calls.
3 victims on upper level. One appears to be shooter.
Many people in mall on Saturday who sheltered in place. Swat teams are going through stores to clear mall and be sure no other victims. There may have been injuries in the panic
No identity yet of victims or shooter.
Thanks to Columbia Mall, the public for their patience. We are working as quickly as possible. Also thanked other agencies, fire department.
Won't release gender of victims
Shooting was in a store on upper level, not at food court.
Don't know if random or not.
Is a single shooter
Law enforcement did not fire.
Thought most people sheltered, did what we encourage them to do. No stampedes.
Detectives are interviewing on site.
Don't know how many shots fired.
All victims were found about the same time.
Happened to have some swat team members in area on another assignment which was very fortunate.
Back at 4 pm for conference.
Scanner feeds go in the Scanner Forum, not here.
Kimster were you talking about my post? That was CNN live presser. I just edited post to reflect that.
No, I removed the scanner posts. You're fine! :blowkiss:
I was going to post the same thing LarkBunting.
It's not safe to go anywhere anymore with shootings at schools, work and malls. smh
Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon told reporters that the shooter apparently shot two people before shooting himself in a store on the second floor. The motive was unclear.
The body of the suspected shooter was found near a shotgun on the floor of Zumiez, a shop that caters to skaters, police said.
Police entered the mall and found three people dead, including one person who was found near a gun and ammunition. There was no indication of additional shots being fired. The scene was secure shortly before 1 p.m., police said.
One person hospitalized with gunshot wound as well. I heard this myself on CNN, so no link. Interesting, I wonder if he/she was just a accidental victim, or if the gunman meant to shoot him/her as well.
WUSA9 just tweeted, and posted on Facebook, the names of the 2 victims: Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, MD, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, MD. Waiting for them to post on their site.
WJLA has listed them:
Separate names with a comma.