Active reports are streaming in to confirm a shooting situation in a mall in Columbia. The news was confirmed by the Howard County Police Department. The fire department of the county is also present at the scene to counter any escalating situation. They are working in sync with the police to take stock of different possibilities for a quick counter action to control any fatalities.
The conditions inside the mall are unknown, but it appears they are serious, as initial reports indicate that several customers were advised to run toward the AMC theater. Initial reports indicate that at least three people are dead at the scene. Further information continues to emerge as events develop.
By Daris Abraham