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Police believe fatal Towson mall shooting was not random

Police believe fatal Towson mall shooting was not random

On Monday, 19-year-old Rodney Vest Pridget stopped by the Northeast Baltimore group home where he once lived. He watched TV with old friends and told them he was heading to the Towson Town Center mall. Hours later, Pridget was found dead of gunshot wounds on a sidewalk outside a service entrance to Nordstrom as crowds of people inside shopped for Christmas presents. People who knew Pridget struggled to understand what had happened to him. Baltimore County Police released few details about the shooting beyond the victim's name, emphasizing that the mall is safe and they do not believe that Pridget's death was a case of random violence. On Wednesday, police said there were no...

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