Gunman, 2 Employees Dead in Maryland Mall Skate Shop Shooting

police-lights-red(AP) — Police say they are still trying to determine the identity of a gunman who killed two employees of a store at a Maryland shopping mall. The gunman also died.

The attack took place at a skateboard shop called Zumiez on the upper level of the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon.

McMahon said authorities ran into difficulty in identifying the gunman because of concerns that he might be carrying explosives.

The two victims were a man and a woman, both in their 20s. They were employees of the shop where the attack occurred. Their names were not released.

Five other people were injured, none seriously.

  • Progressive1

    Gun violence in the headlines again! Gun owners should get educated and know their limits. A ban of assault rifles would not have stopped this.

    If you are suffering from mental issues such as depression, bi-polar or are taking pills for mental problems, you should lend your guns to a friend.

    If you are having marriage problems you should not trust your judgment with your guns and should lend them to a friend.

    The head of the NRA says we need more guns in these situations and he is wrong. What is need is education and knowing your limits.

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