COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) UPDATE: Police have identified the two retail employees killed in a shooting at a Maryland mall.
The Howard County Police said late Saturday that the victims were 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo of College Park, Md., and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson of Ellicott City, Md. The gunman also died.
Both worked at Zumiez, which sold skate apparel and accessories.
Police say the attack took outside Zumiez on the upper level of the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington.
McMahon said authorities ran into difficulty in identifying the gunman because of concerns that he might be carrying explosives.
Five other people were injured.
Police in Maryland say three people are dead in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore.
Police say they believe the shooter is among the dead.
Howard County police said via Twitter that the scene is now "believed to be secure."
The shooting happened at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb between Baltimore and Washington.
Authorities received a call to 911 at around 11:15 a.m. from someone reporting that shots had been fired. Police responded to the scene and found three people dead, including one person who was found near a gun and ammunition.