Maryland Mall Shooting Leaves Three Dead

Gunfire sent shoppers running for cover at a suburban Baltimore mall.
3:00 | 01/25/14

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We beginning with late information after a deadly day at a busy suburban mall. Leaving three people dead. S.w.a.t. Teams surrounding the mall. Shoppers who ran for coverment many for the exits were guided by police on the scene. Some loaded in the buses to get them to safety. In the parking lot, the reunions. Family members who escaped the madness. ABC's Jeff Zeleny is in Columbia, Maryland where authorities spoke moments ago. Reporter: Another day of terror of the mall. My manager yelled every in the back. Reporter: This time in dlum be, Maryland outside of Washington and just before lunchtime. Shots range out. Shoppering scrambling for cover. Scared to death. I do have reports of looks like at least three down at this point. All on the the upper level. Reporter: It's the latest shopping mall shooting. More than a daysen in the last year. Shattering a Saturday afternoon American past time. At 11:15 police received their first calls. Boom. And then followed by four, five more. Boom, boom. Reporter: Two minutes later S.W.A.T. Teams responded rushing in to find three dead. The shooter and two store employees. The motive still unclear. Tanya and her best friend were enjoying a lady's day at the mall. Only minutes into getting their facials. People were running down the corridor or into stores. I didn't know how safe it would be to keep running in the open. We were in the back of the store in the fitting room. Where do you go? Reporter: Only 30 minutes from the nation's capital. The mall is like any mall in America. Today so cold outside, hundreds of people drawn in. The shooting brings to mind one at a New Jersey mall last noof where the gunman killed himself and triggered terror. One leading theory is a dommest Mick argument. This could have been far, far worse.

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