Shooting reported at Maryland mall

BY newsdesk  January 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM EST

Police are responding to reports of a shooting at a mall in suburban Baltimore, according to the Associated Press.

Police have confirmed three fatalities.

The Baltimore Sun reports Columbia Mall is currently in lockdown and some customers are being directed toward a movie theater away from the scene of the shooting.

The Howard County Police Department has tweeted that police are in the mall and the site is believed to be secure. One of the people found dead is suspected to be the shooter.

A media briefing will be held at the Columbia Mall at 1:15 p.m.

A victim is reportedly being treated at the Howard County General Hospital for a gunshot wound to the foot.

The police department is reporting the shooting took place in the upper level of the mall at a skate shop called Zumiez.

Police have confirmed the weapon found near the suspect was a shotgun.

According to tweets from the Howard County Police Department, one victim has been identified and they are working to identify the remaining victims and the shooter.

The next media briefing is scheduled for 4 p.m.

We’ll have more as the story develops.