A shooting incident has been reported in a Columbia Mall. Three people have been killed in this incident.
The shooting took place on Saturday at a Maryland mall and one of the three killed is the suspected shooter. This information was released by the Howard County police in Twitter.
Though initially it was reported to be an active shooting incident on the second floor of the Mall and the police requested back-up to handle the situation.
Later when the police arrived on the scene they found a body and nearby gun and ammunition. This is the suspected shooter.
A 911 call about shots fired at the mall was made at 11:15 a.m., police said.
Images on Twitter reportedly from the scene showed mall employees and customers hiding in a stock room. The mall was on lockdown. Another Twitter image reportedly from the scene showed a bullet-riddled wall.
The Howard County Fire Department on Twitter reported an active shooter situation.
Both the Howard County police and fire departments were on the scene.
The fire department via Twitter advised people to avoid the area. CNN was first alerted to this story on Twitter.