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Mall Shooter Wrote of Killing People in Journal

Darion Aguilar also mentioned his 'plan,' but didn't get specific

(Newser) - A journal kept by the teenage gunman who killed two people and himself at a mall in suburban Baltimore reveals a troubled young mind. In a series of tweets from the Howard County Police Department, authorities said 19-year-old Darion Aguilar:
  • Wrote of killing people, but didn't mention specific names
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Cops: Maryland Mall Shooter Didn't Know Victims

Aguilar's journal shows 'unhappiness with life'

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a Maryland mall over the weekend, killing two skate shop employees before taking his own life, does not appear to have had any relationship with his victims, police say. Investigators aren't sure what Darion Marcus Aguilar's motive for the attack was, but... More »

Cops ID Maryland Mall Shooter

He is 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar

(Newser) - The shooter who killed two workers in a Maryland mall yesterday has been identified as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar from College Park, police said today. Aguilar apparently arrived at the mall via taxi about an hour before the shooting; police still have no motive and aren't certain whether Aguilar... More »

Shooter Fires Gun Outside Mall, Sparks Mass Panic

Newport Beach police arrest 42-year-old security guard

(Newser) - Police in Newport Beach, Calif., arrested a man yesterday for allegedly firing off about 50 rounds outside a shopping mall and causing mass panic, the Orange County Register reports. Police say Marcos Gurrola, a 42-year-old licensed security guard, shot his handgun in the air outside Macy's at Fashion Island... More »

Notoriety Drives Mass Shooters

Thirst for fame and scandal-hungry media make for dangerous combo, doctor says

(Newser) - Gunfire ripped out across the country last week in a spate of deadly shootings that were unrelated but for one haunting thread: the shooters’ desire for attention, a forensic psychiatrist tells ABC News. “We have to take the Paris Hilton attention-seeking out of crime, or innocent people will be... More »

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