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Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting

Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting

Anxious employees had many questions as they gathered in movie theater seats for a security briefing on their first day back to work at The Mall in Columbia since a deadly weekend shooting: How can workers spot threats? Are there enough security cameras? How did the shooter conceal his weapon?

Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon reminded workers that the mall has for years been a secure and friendly gathering place for Columbia and the surrounding area, though he acknowledged that the shooting has left an indelible mark.

"Three people lost their lives in that mall," he said. "The mall will never be the same."

Much remains unanswered about the...