The Howard County Police have confirmed that three people have been killed in a shooting at the Mall in Columbia. One of those killed is believed to be the shooter.
Police reported at 12:30 p.m that they are in the mall to clear people out safely and that the area is now believed to be secure.
The public should wait for police before evacuating.
Police said one of the victims, found near a gun and ammunition, was not identified.
Customers inside the mall said they heard shots and ran. The police department is advising people to avoid the area.