By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News
The young mother of a 2-year-old is one of the victims killed Saturday in a shooting at a Maryland mall, a family member said.
The gunman then apparently turned the gun on himself, taking his own life, police said. Five other people were injured.
The employees were identified by police as Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, Md. The male shooter, whose body was found nearby, had a shotgun and “a large amount of ammunition on and about him,” Howard County Chief of Police Bill McMahon said.
Investigators said they have tentatively identified the shooter but did not release his name. Officials were due to update reporters at 9:30 ET.
Police also said they disabled crude attempts at explosive devices inside the shooter's bag.
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