Three reported dead in Maryland mall shooting

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Three people were killed in a shooting at a mall in Maryland on Saturday, officials said.

The shooting was reported around 11:15 a.m., and about an hour later law enforcement officials reported that there had been no additional shots heard and that they believed the episode was over. Three people were confirmed dead in the shooting, according to the Howard County Police Department, but it gave no further details or identities.

A spokesman for the Police Department tweeted: "One deceased subject located near gun and ammunition. ID unknown."

People inside the mall were being asked to stay there until police officers could clear each area safely.

The mall, called The Mall in Columbia, is in Columbia, Md., between Washington and Baltimore. It is about 25 miles northeast of Washington.


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