Maryland mall shooting

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The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday.

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing room and started shooting, police said. (AP)


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This photo released by the Howard County Police shows shooting suspect Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD. Aguilar carried out the Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, attack with a 12-gauge shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore before killing himself, police said. (AP Photo/ Howard County Police)
This photo released by the Howard County Police shows shooting suspect Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD. Aguilar carried out the Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, attack with a 12-gauge shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore before killing himself, police said. (AP Photo/ Howard County Police)
This photo released by the Howard County Police shows shooting suspect Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD. Aguilar carried out the Saturday Jan. 25, 2014, attack with a 12-gauge shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore before killing himself, police said. (AP Photo/ Howard County Police)
The home of Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park, Md., is seen Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Police say Aguilar carried out Saturday’s attack with a shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall of Columbia before killing himself.Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said investigators are trying to determine whether Aguilar knew either of the victims and whether he had a criminal record. They offered no motive for the shooting. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckles)
The home of Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park, Md., is seen Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Police say Aguilar carried out Saturday’s attack with a shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall of Columbia before killing himself.Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said investigators are trying to determine whether Aguilar knew either of the victims and whether he had a criminal record. They offered no motive for the shooting. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckles)
The home of Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park, Md., is seen Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Police say Aguilar carried out Saturday’s attack with a shotgun at a skateboard shop at the Mall of Columbia before killing himself.Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said investigators are trying to determine whether Aguilar knew either of the victims and whether he had a criminal record. They offered no motive for the shooting. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckles)
Restaurant general manager Heather Saffield and employee Chelsea Borschart, right, look outside their restaurant at The Mall in Columbia Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md., Police continue the evacuation of the remaining mall visitors following a shooting that police say three people died including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Maryland mall shooting
Restaurant general manager Heather Saffield and employee Chelsea Borschart, right, look outside their restaurant at The Mall in Columbia Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md., Police continue the evacuation of the remaining mall visitors following a shooting that police say three people died including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
People are evacuated from the Mall escorted by police officer in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
People are evacuated from the Mall escorted by police officer in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police escort potential witnesses to their cars after holding them for interviews after a shooting at the Mall of Columbia shopping center in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at the large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Maryland mall shooting
Police escort potential witnesses to their cars after holding them for interviews after a shooting at the Mall of Columbia shopping center in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at the large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Mall employees and patrons are held in a theater lobby as law enforcement officials speak with them as potential witnesses in a shooting at the Mall of Columbia shopping center in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at the large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Maryland mall shooting
Mall employees and patrons are held in a theater lobby as law enforcement officials speak with them as potential witnesses in a shooting at the Mall of Columbia shopping center in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at the large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Police walk in front of an entrance to the Mall in Columbia after a shooting at the mall in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself.  (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)
Maryland mall shooting
Police walk in front of an entrance to the Mall in Columbia after a shooting at the mall in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself.  (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)
Tarah William of Lanham, Maryland reacts after she was evacuated from a building following a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
William of Lanham, Maryland reacts after she was evacuated from a building following a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia
Tarah William of Lanham, Maryland reacts after she was evacuated from a building following a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Armed police leave an entrance of the Columbia Mall after a shooting at the mall in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
Armed police leave an entrance of the Columbia Mall after a shooting at the mall in Columbia
Armed police leave an entrance of the Columbia Mall after a shooting at the mall in Columbia, Maryland, January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside Baltimore on Saturday, police said, adding that the suspected gunman apparently killed himself. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
A Maryland State Police helicopter flies overhead after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Maryland State Police helicopter flies overhead after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia
A Maryland State Police helicopter flies overhead after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Police officers secure the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland Saturday January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Police officers secure the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia
Police officers secure the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland Saturday January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
A police officer secures the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Police officer secures the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia
A police officer secures the area after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Civilians walk from a building after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Civilians walk from a building after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia
Civilians walk from a building after a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland January 25, 2014. Three people died in a shooting at a large shopping mall outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, police said. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Police evacuate employees and patrons from the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Maryland mall shooting
Police evacuate employees and patrons from the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People walk outside of Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Maryland mall shooting
People walk outside of Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Two women console one another other outside the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Maryland mall shooting
Two women console one another other outside the Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
A police officer holds a gun outside of Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Maryland mall shooting
A police officer holds a gun outside of Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting there January 25, 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Police still do not have a motive for the shooting but believe the shooter has been killed. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Police gather on the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Police gather on the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Law enforcement officials talk as they evacuate The Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Law enforcement officials talk as they evacuate The Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
People are loaded on to shuttle buses and evacuated by police and rescue personnel after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
People are loaded on to shuttle buses and evacuated by police and rescue personnel after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Howard County police chief William McMahon speaks to reporters at the parking lot of the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Howard County police chief William McMahon speaks to reporters at the parking lot of the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Mall shoppers are loaded onto shuttle busses and evacuated by police and rescue personnel after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Mall shoppers are loaded onto shuttle busses and evacuated by police and rescue personnel after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Howard County police chief William McMahon speaks to reporters at the parking lot of the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Howard County police chief William McMahon speaks to reporters at the parking lot of the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter, police said. The shooting took place at the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, according to Howard County police. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police and law enforcement evacuate tTe Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Police and law enforcement evacuate tTe Mall of Columbia after a shooting on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Police walk on the scene after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Police walk on the scene after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Two people embrace in the parking lot at the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Two people embrace in the parking lot at the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Police talk in a parking lot outside a Sears store after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Police talk in a parking lot outside a Sears store after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
A heavily armed police officer walks on scene after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
A heavily armed police officer walks on scene after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police and law enforcement evacuate The Mall of Columbia after a shooting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Maryland mall shooting
Police and law enforcement evacuate The Mall of Columbia after a shooting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md.  Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md.  Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
People are evacuated from the Mall in Columbia, Md., after a shooting at the mall on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 in Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Maryland mall shooting
Police move in from a parking lot to the Mall in Columbia after reports of a multiple shooting, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 Howard County, Md. Police in Maryland say three people died Saturday in a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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