Police Identify Columbia Mall Shooter

The Howard County Police Department on Sunday identified the Columbia, Md. mall shooter as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar.

Aguilar fired between six and eight shots in the mall. He shot and killed two victims, and himself, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said during a Sunday press conference. One person was also wounded in the foot.

Police did not know whether Aguilar was a student at the University of Maryland. Police also said they have yet to determine whether the shooter had a relationship with the victims — two store employees at the mall.

Police said that Aguilar purchased the 12 gauge shotgun he used at the mall in December. Detectives are still investigating the motive behind the shooting.

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