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7:56 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Candle Light Vigil at Mall in Columbia for Shooting Victims

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The Maryland mall where two people were fatally shot last weekend held a candlelight vigil for the victims.

The vigil for Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson at The Mall in Columbia was conducted Thursday evening. Both were employees of Zumiez, a skateboard gear shop, and were fatally shot Saturday by a gunman who then shot himself.

The mall re-opened Monday with memorials for Benlolo and Johnson. Two memorial funds have also been set up to honor their memories.

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8:59 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Mall Shooter Wrote About Killing People

Darion Aguilar
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland police say the man who killed two people and then shot himself inside a shopping mall wrote about killing people in his journal and said he was ready to die.

Howard County police on Wednesday released details through their Twitter account of Darion Aguilar's journal.

Police say the 19-year-old Aguilar killed two store employees Saturday at the Mall in Columbia and then took his own life. Detectives are trying to determine a motive.

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9:40 am
Tue January 28, 2014

No Criminal Record for Alleged Gunman in Mall Shooting

Darion Marcus Aguilar
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Police say that the gunman who shot and killed two skate store employees at the Mall in Columbia Maryland had no criminal record.

Officials also say that there is no known connection between 19 year old Darion Marcus Aguilar and the two victims of the shooting.

They were identified as 21 year old Briana Benlolo of College Park and 25 year old Tyler Johnson of Mount Airy.

A shotgun was found near his body along with ammunition.

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8:58 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Mall in Columbia Maryland Reopens After Shooting (Update)

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself has reopened to shoppers.

The Mall in Columbia opened at 1 p.m. Monday, two days after a man with a shotgun killed two employees of a skateboard gear shop.

The Zumiez store where the shooting took place was covered by white boards as if the shop was under construction. Messages thanked first responders and encouraged people to leave condolence messages for the two slain workers.

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