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7:56 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Candle Light Vigil at Mall in Columbia for Shooting Victims

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The Maryland mall where two people were fatally shot last weekend held a candlelight vigil for the victims.

The vigil for Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson at The Mall in Columbia was conducted Thursday evening. Both were employees of Zumiez, a skateboard gear shop, and were fatally shot Saturday by a gunman who then shot himself.

The mall re-opened Monday with memorials for Benlolo and Johnson. Two memorial funds have also been set up to honor their memories.

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8:59 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Mall Shooter Wrote About Killing People

Darion Aguilar
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland police say the man who killed two people and then shot himself inside a shopping mall wrote about killing people in his journal and said he was ready to die.

Howard County police on Wednesday released details through their Twitter account of Darion Aguilar's journal.

Police say the 19-year-old Aguilar killed two store employees Saturday at the Mall in Columbia and then took his own life. Detectives are trying to determine a motive.

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8:40 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Shooter Darion Aguilar Frequented Mall in Columbia

Darion Marcus Aguilar
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland police say they've determined that a man who killed two people at a shopping mall and then shot himself "frequented" the mall and would hang out outside.

But Howard County police say they're not yet sure if the gunman, 19-year-old Darion Aguilar, had ever been inside the skate gear store where Saturday's rampage took place.

Police say Aguilar shot two employees of a store at the Mall in Columbia and then killed himself. Investigators are still seeking a motive.

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9:40 am
Tue January 28, 2014

No Criminal Record for Alleged Gunman in Mall Shooting

Darion Marcus Aguilar
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Police say that the gunman who shot and killed two skate store employees at the Mall in Columbia Maryland had no criminal record.

Officials also say that there is no known connection between 19 year old Darion Marcus Aguilar and the two victims of the shooting.

They were identified as 21 year old Briana Benlolo of College Park and 25 year old Tyler Johnson of Mount Airy.

A shotgun was found near his body along with ammunition.

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