Coverage: Columbia mall shooting
Get complete coverage of the Columbia mall shooting that took place Jan. 25, 2014.
5:00 AM EST, February 2, 2014
That such a seemingly safe and familiar place could be so violently breached makes this tragedy even more devastating, psychologists say.
6:16 PM EST, February 1, 2014
A few dozen people gathered around the fountain, where some tossed white flowers that floated along the surface, some wrote messages in a memory book and all observed a moment of silence.
7:00 AM EST, February 1, 2014
In the days after a gunman killed two people and himself at The Mall in Columbia, the Nail Trix salon heard from many nervous customers canceling appointments.
8:55 AM EST, February 5, 2014
A week after the fatal shootings at the Mall in Columbia, Fidos for Freedom in Laurel opened its doors for the first time in direct response to a public tragedy.
9:33 PM EST, January 31, 2014
Kiara Raney, 18, of Columbia was ready for a day of shopping at The Mall in Columbia when the flurry of text messages came. There was a shooting. Three people were dead.
9:13 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Hundreds of people huddled in the cold outside The Mall in Columbia for a candlelight vigil to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.
3:09 PM EST, February 1, 2014
When Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park fatally shot two store employees and then killed himself, authorities said he did so with a Mossberg 500, a shotgun that has been on the U.S. market since 1961.
9:02 PM EST, January 29, 2014
Columbia mall shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar wrote in a journal about killing people, claimed he was "ready to die" and alluded to an unspecified plan that was "set."
9:20 PM EST, January 28, 2014
Darion Marcus Aguilar was familiar with The Mall in Columbia. He hung around outside, smoking with small groups, police said.
9:45 PM EST, January 27, 2014
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash.
9:15 PM EST, January 27, 2014
Management of The Mall in Columbia whisked reporters around its hushed halls, ahead of its scheduled reopening after a deadly shooting.
6:10 AM EST, January 28, 2014
As news of a deadly shooting at the Mall in Columbia broke, Howard County was thrust into the national spotlight.
12:00 PM EST, January 28, 2014
Half an hour before the gate to the Panera at The Mall in Columbia was raised Tuesday morning, Columbia residents Carol Jones and Sue Warren were back.
9:35 PM EST, January 27, 2014
The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive.
8:25 PM EST, January 27, 2014
When the doors opened to The Mall in Columbia for the 1st time since a gunman killed two store employees before killing himself, 20-year-old Kristen Lowman was one of the first people through the door.
6:45 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Less than 24 hours after a shooting in The Mall in Columbia left three dead, downtown Columbia still seemed to be in a state of shock.
11:22 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Howard Co. police on Sunday identified 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park as the man who entered a store at The Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees.
10:54 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Darion Marcus Aguilar became a vegan after watching a television show about how animals are slaughtered.
10:30 PM EST, January 25, 2014
When he heard the news that there'd been a shooting at the Zumiez store at The Mall in Columbia, Abhishek Rishi posted a panicked message hoping for a phone call from his friend.
10:50 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Tyler Johnson had been clean for more than two years, he wrote on his Facebook page.
10:04 PM EST, January 25, 2014
David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon when he heard the first shot.
1:28 PM EST, January 27, 2014
Howard County Police identified Darion Marcus Aguilar as the man who entered a store at the Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees and then killed himself.
9:49 AM EST, February 7, 2014
6:27 PM EST, January 25, 2014
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they're the ones to turn to for breaking news.
9:22 PM EST, January 31, 2014
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.
1:16 PM EST, January 29, 2014
Another shocking crime, another case of media adding confusion rather than clarity to the coverage.
9:30 AM EST, January 27, 2014
When Patricia Sanders packed a Batman doodle pad into her purse, she couldn't have known it would provide anything more than a brief distraction for her 5-year-old son, Aidan.
4:05 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Within two minutes of the first 911 call Saturday, Howard Co. police had arrived at The Mall in Columbia.
12:21 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina talked 1-on-1 with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.
3:06 PM EST, January 25, 2014
County council member Mary Kay Sigaty, whose district the mall is in, said she could see helicopters swirling overhead and heard sirens from her Wilde Lake home.
6:05 AM EST, January 27, 2014
Guidance counselors, crisis teams and support staff will be at the ready in Howard County schools to speak with students as needed.
7:28 PM EST, January 25, 2014
When a tragedy strikes it's often difficult to know how to discuss these incidents with your children.
1:37 PM EST, January 28, 2014
Shoppers in Bel Air said they have no plans to change their shopping habits following shootings inside The Mall in Columbia in Howard County that left three people dead.
2:48 PM EST, February 6, 2014
You get a call from someplace else, and the caller asks what on earth is happening in your town? And you answer, what?
1:16 PM EST, January 29, 2014
In all the reporting of the shootings at The Mall in Columbia, one sentence hit me like a punch in the gut.
2:21 PM EST, January 27, 2014
As I stood in The Mall in Columbia parking lot throughout the day and night Saturday, I received a few questions on Twitter about why I, a sports reporter who covers the Orioles for The Baltimore Sun.
11:25 AM EST, January 29, 2014
We tell ourselves that this kind of thing isn't supposed to happen here.
11:40 AM EST, January 29, 2014
A 31-year-old Rockville man was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation after threatening to kill employees at the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda.
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