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Columbia Mall Shooting Update Coming This Week

Police said officials will release information recovered during their investigation into the shooting at The Mall in Columbia.

Memorial at The Mall in Columbia
Memorial at The Mall in Columbia
Howard County Police Chief William McMahon will share new information about the investigation into the Jan. 25 shooting that left three people dead at The Mall in Columbia, according to the Howard County Police Department.

During a press conference on Wednesday, officials "will walk through the events of the morning, leading up to and including the shooting," police said.

At 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, police said Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, opened fire inside the Zumiez store on the mall's second level and killed Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, before shooting himself.

Officials have not released a motive or connection between the shooter and victims.

At Wednesday's press conference, police said officials will provide information about the shooter’s activities in the months before the incident and evidence recovered during the investigation.

Photos and video from the investigation will be posted online after the press conference, which will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

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