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Police: Mall shooter researched Columbine

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MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall appeared obsessed with mass murder and was fascinated by the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, dressing like one of the shooters and timing his attack so that it occurred about the same time as the Colorado massacre, police said Wednesday.

Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said investigators found no indication that 19-year-old Darion Aguilar knew the victims of the Jan. 25 shooting at The Mall in Columbia. Aguilar killed himself inside the mall soon after the shootings.

Associated Press

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