Skip to comments.LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland
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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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.
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.
False flag. Just in time to cause a run on guns and ammo.
I’ve sent a PM to Conor MacNessa to check on his welfare as well.
I used to live across the interstate from the Columbia Mall.
Sounds like a good guy with a gun took out the bad guy with a gun.
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.
Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. How could this happen? Prayers up for the dead and wounded.
Got there right after the shooting. Cops everywhere, people were being evacuated.
the shooter killed himself.
Good! Thank you!!!!!
that was the news yesterday - in Columbia MD
We obviously need the TSA at malls.
The mall prohibits firearms. Another mass shooting in a “free kill” zone.
Columbia Mall, Howard County.
Anybody close by? Is everybody OK? It’s 25 miles away from us.
I hope thats the case but if it is this story will go dark quickly.
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.
We are good RedMDer. I want to hear from our Marylanders that they are okay as well.
The police are still responding as tho there is (may be) another person involved.
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.
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.
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.
15 minutes from our house in Laurel, and we’re all good!
Whatever kept you home for that half an hour or so.. thank God.
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.
Yeah, we got there about 15 minutes after it happened. I kept everyone waiting so I could take a shower before we left.
...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.
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!
At the very least, mall shopkeepers should be armed. This should have happened around 2001. We’re living on borrowed time.
Off topic: do you guys speak with a Southern accent? I’m amazed at the mix of Southern and Northern accents I’m hearing!
local news says 3rd body is shooter, self inflicted.
msnbc says shooter was firing to lower level from upstairs.
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!
We’re in Odenton and frequent this mall. I thought carrying and firing a weapon in a mall is illegal? Weird.
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.
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.
It is. So is murder. A fat lot of good those laws did preventing this!
:) I meant a “check on your welfare” check...
Didn’t the commie ‘RATS say that Maryland has some of the “toughest” gun laws in the nation? How’s that workin’ out?
For the folks who live near this mall, I'm sure their local stations will have "Team Coverage".
I can’t believe that idiot just said that one of the “victims” is the shooter. How does that work?
It helps pad the numbers when they talk about people killed by “gun violence.”
This is double team coverage - both the Baltimore and Washington stations are covering this.
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
Remember...99% of what you see and hear in the media after these is wrong. My gut feeling is domestic.
And as usual patted themselves on the back for the wonderful job they did when they actually contributed nothing!
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.
Do you suppose that if the killer used a knife he would be called a "stabber"?
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...
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.