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3 confirmed dead in US mall shooting: Police

Published on Jan 26, 2014 1:33 AM
People walk outside of Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Three people were killed in a shooting at the popular shopping mall, authorities said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

COLUMBIA, United States (AFP) - Three people were killed in a shooting at a popular shopping mall in a suburb of the US capital, authorities said on Saturday.

Howard County Police, which announced the fatalities via Twitter, said the suspected shooter at the Columbia Mall was among the dead.

“Police are in mall to clear people out safely,” it tweeted. “Mall is believed to be secure, but people inside should wait for police.”

Authorities were alerted by an emergency call to police at 1615 GMT that indicated shots were fired, it said.

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