Maryland mall reopens after fatal weekend shooting
COLUMBIA, Maryland (REUTERS) - A Maryland mall where a 19-year-old gunman killed two store employees before apparently taking his own life reopened on Monday to mourners bearing flowers and questions about why the shooting happened.
The popular retail complex about 32km west of Baltimore had been closed since Darion Marcus Aguilar fired six to eight shots from a 12-gauge shotgun on Saturday as the mall bustled with weekend shoppers.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman told a few hundred people, many of them first responders, outside the mall before it reopened that the community had shown its resiliency and strength.
"In these tough times I've seen some things that I am incredibly proud of," Mr Ulman said while flanked by United States (US) Representative Elijah Cummings, a Democrat.