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LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland
Fox News Insider ^ | January 25, 2014

Posted on 01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST by bamahead

Police responded to an active shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET. Three people are confirmed dead and the mall remains on lockdown.

UPDATE, 12:40p ET: People inside the mall are being told to wait until they are escorted out. The scene is believes to be secure.

UPDATE, 12:34p ET: Randy Brooks, owner of Edward Arthur Jewelers at Columbia Mall, told Uma Pemmaraju that he heard a couple of pops and then saw people running. He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed, but police have not confirmed that. Brooks said others have reportedly been taken to the hospital.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: amish; bang; banglist; buyashotgun; columbiamall; gunfreezone; mallshooting; maryland; shooting; zumiez
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Situation still fluid. Have seen other reports that shooter may still be at large.
1 posted on 01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST by bamahead
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To: bamahead

I live VERY close to this place. I live in Arnold Maryland (Suburb of Annapolis) and Columbia is not to far away. I called my colleagues who live in Columbia but still work at the Naval Academy. They are all fine which is great.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 9:49:56 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: bamahead
And in other news...28.8 million shoppers at malls nationwide went about their business shopping,eating and working.
3 posted on 01/25/2014 9:52:14 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: napscoordinator

UPDATE, 12:48p ET: Federal authorities who are receiving reports from police on the scene report the shooter killed himself. Stay tuned for a press briefing at 1:15 p.m. ET.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 9:55:13 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

False flag. Just in time to cause a run on guns and ammo.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 9:55:41 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: napscoordinator

I’ve sent a PM to Conor MacNessa to check on his welfare as well.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 9:55:50 AM PST by momtothree
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To: bamahead

I used to live across the interstate from the Columbia Mall.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 9:56:27 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: bamahead
He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed

Sounds like a good guy with a gun took out the bad guy with a gun.

8 posted on 01/25/2014 9:57:56 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: momtothree

That is great. So glad to see everyone looking out. This is getting ridiculous, but my response to liberals complaining about guns and malls, I simply say that guns are not allowed in malls….they are “no gun zones” and I see it works real well. Kinda makes them shut up for at least a minute.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 9:59:34 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. How could this happen? Prayers up for the dead and wounded.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 9:59:54 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: bamahead

Got there right after the shooting. Cops everywhere, people were being evacuated.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 10:02:34 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: bamahead

the shooter killed himself.

Good! Thank you!!!!!


12 posted on 01/25/2014 10:02:35 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

yeah
that was the news yesterday - in Columbia MD


13 posted on 01/25/2014 10:03:22 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: napscoordinator

We obviously need the TSA at malls.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 10:03:38 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: bamahead

http://www.themallincolumbia.com/content/pdf/code_of_conduct.pdf

The mall prohibits firearms. Another mass shooting in a “free kill” zone.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 10:03:41 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: momtothree; napscoordinator; the OlLine Rebel; ConorMacNessa; trooprally; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

Columbia Mall, Howard County.

Anybody close by? Is everybody OK? It’s 25 miles away from us.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 10:03:43 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: P-Marlowe

I hope thats the case but if it is this story will go dark quickly.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 10:04:58 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: bamahead

Fox News filling the Saturday airwaves with banal drivel about the shooting. When you don’t have facts, this is what you do. Maybe we’ll get lucky and there will be a high speed chase in LA.


18 posted on 01/25/2014 10:05:28 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: RedMDer

We are good RedMDer. I want to hear from our Marylanders that they are okay as well.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 10:07:05 AM PST by momtothree
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To: napscoordinator

The police are still responding as tho there is (may be) another person involved.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 10:07:35 AM PST by blu (Yes, Virginia, there are low-information Freepers.)
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To: RedMDer

My family got there to shop at Macy’s. On the way there at least 20 cop cars went by. Got to the mall and a woman told us there was a shooting. Shooting took place on the opposite side of the mall by the food court.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 10:07:54 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: napscoordinator

I go there all the time. I live 20 minutes away. The clientele is almost exclusively middle and upper-middle class, reflective of Howard County. It can happen anywhere.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 10:08:06 AM PST by huckfillary
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To: silverleaf
yeah,that was the news yesterday - in Columbia MD

Doubtful.Perhaps hundreds,even thousands,shopped peacefully in Columbia,MD yesterday but probably not 28 million.Another stat that could be mentioned in connection with the three dead in Columbia is that today upwards of 500 people will slip and fall in the shower and die an hour later as the result of major head trauma.But not a word in the AP or on MSLSD about *that* slaughter.

23 posted on 01/25/2014 10:10:24 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: momtothree

15 minutes from our house in Laurel, and we’re all good!


24 posted on 01/25/2014 10:11:13 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Whatever kept you home for that half an hour or so.. thank God.


25 posted on 01/25/2014 10:11:58 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Freestate316

Amen. I know some may laugh that I want a “welfare check” on our Maryland freepers but that’s how I am. My kids say I like to worry even if I don’t have anything to worry about.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 10:16:15 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Yeah, we got there about 15 minutes after it happened. I kept everyone waiting so I could take a shower before we left.


27 posted on 01/25/2014 10:16:39 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Gay State Conservative
and die an hour later as the result of major head trauma

...had a neighbor pass away that way a few weeks ago. In minor traffic accident, hit his head, didn't think anything of it. Came home feel asleep, never woke up. Age 50 or so.

28 posted on 01/25/2014 10:18:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NotSoFreeStater

See that! Your extra diligence to scrub behind your ears worked out! I know it’s not a laughing matter but I have the feeling the next time you keep them waiting.. there won’t be a word!


29 posted on 01/25/2014 10:19:28 AM PST by momtothree
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To: bamahead

At the very least, mall shopkeepers should be armed. This should have happened around 2001. We’re living on borrowed time.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 10:20:40 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Off topic: do you guys speak with a Southern accent? I’m amazed at the mix of Southern and Northern accents I’m hearing!


31 posted on 01/25/2014 10:21:58 AM PST by blu (Yes, Virginia, there are low-information Freepers.)
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local news says 3rd body is shooter, self inflicted.

msnbc says shooter was firing to lower level from upstairs.


32 posted on 01/25/2014 10:22:18 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: momtothree

It is unusual for a conservative, let alone a Freeper, to want a welfare check! I’m encouraged to learn that there are other Freepers in Maryland!


33 posted on 01/25/2014 10:22:32 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: napscoordinator

We’re in Odenton and frequent this mall. I thought carrying and firing a weapon in a mall is illegal? Weird.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 10:23:01 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: blu

I don’t think I do nor my family. I know that people from the Midwest have said we speak with a slight accent but nothing like say from further south. There is a definite Baltimore accent spoken by many locals.


35 posted on 01/25/2014 10:26:30 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

News Channel 8 said 7 or 10 shots fired. Police, rescue and fire from many jurisdictions including Howard Co., Anne Arundel Co. and ATF are there. Three confirmed dead, two additional injured.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 10:27:33 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Future Snake Eater
I thought carrying and firing a weapon in a mall is illegal?

It is. So is murder. A fat lot of good those laws did preventing this!

37 posted on 01/25/2014 10:28:25 AM PST by Gritty (Nobody wants to hear about American exceptionalism when the issue is American ineffectualism-MSteyn)
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To: Freestate316

:) I meant a “check on your welfare” check...


38 posted on 01/25/2014 10:28:49 AM PST by momtothree
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To: bamahead

Didn’t the commie ‘RATS say that Maryland has some of the “toughest” gun laws in the nation? How’s that workin’ out?


39 posted on 01/25/2014 10:31:25 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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Yes, FOX is really dragging this out.

For the folks who live near this mall, I'm sure their local stations will have "Team Coverage".

40 posted on 01/25/2014 10:35:10 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: bamahead

I can’t believe that idiot just said that one of the “victims” is the shooter. How does that work?


41 posted on 01/25/2014 10:37:03 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It helps pad the numbers when they talk about people killed by “gun violence.”


42 posted on 01/25/2014 10:38:09 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Churchillspirit

This is double team coverage - both the Baltimore and Washington stations are covering this.


43 posted on 01/25/2014 10:38:34 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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we can all have a laugh at “don’t they have gun control already” but keep in mind the gun grabbers will say the same thing and call for total gun bans, probably with prison time attached. Except for thugs who plea out. Regular joes will be made examples of


44 posted on 01/25/2014 10:38:43 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: bamahead

Remember...99% of what you see and hear in the media after these is wrong. My gut feeling is domestic.


45 posted on 01/25/2014 10:41:41 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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Police responded to an active shooting ...

And as usual patted themselves on the back for the wonderful job they did when they actually contributed nothing!

46 posted on 01/25/2014 10:43:09 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: coloradan

Yeah, I was think that too — a “gunfree zone” again.

If I am not mistaken, I believe this may be the same mall where another mass shooting occurred a few years ago. In that incident, I think an off-duty cop/FBI agent shot the crazy person.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 10:43:16 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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If the killer killed himself he's not a "victim" ... but I suppose the reporter would be uncomfortable calling him a "dead killer".

Do you suppose that if the killer used a knife he would be called a "stabber"?

48 posted on 01/25/2014 10:44:20 AM PST by glennaro
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somewhere in the bowels of the MD state house are a few staffers scheming up a way to blame this on the Tea Party or those that oppose gun confiscation. I expect to hear Owe-mally blame this on republicans before 5pm...


49 posted on 01/25/2014 10:44:45 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: W.Lee
Remember...99% of what you see and hear in the media after these is wrong. My gut feeling is domestic.

Maybe, but witnesses were describing a long gun of some kind (unknown if rifle or shotgun). If true, the shooter didn't just throw down on a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing.

50 posted on 01/25/2014 10:47:21 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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