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Witness Accounts of the Columbia Mall Shooting

Updated: Saturday, January 25 2014, 08:38 PM EST

Witnesses of the shooting at the Mall in Columbia spoke to FOX45. The shooting left three dead, including the shooter.

Howard Co police identified the victims as Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park MD & Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City MD. Both were employees of Zumiez. The motive is still unknown.

Police said a large amount of ammunition was found on the Columbia Mall shooter, who was among the three found deceased at the Zumiez store on the mall's upper level. Police did not say what type of ammunition was found, but found a shotgun and are now investigating whether any large explosives are on the shooter.

According to police they were able to get officers on scene within two minutes of the 911 calls, which they began to receive around 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning.  By 4 p.m. police had completely cleared the mall. Howard County Executive Ken Ullman said tactical teams went through "every inch of the mall." It will remain closed for the rest of the day and evening.

Witness Accounts of the Columbia Mall Shooting


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