3 confirmed dead in US mall shooting: Police
Published on Jan 26, 2014 1:33 AM
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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