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2 days after shooting, Maryland mall reopens

A woman held a flower at the Mall in Columbia after it was reopened to the public Monday.
A woman held a flower at the Mall in Columbia after it was reopened to the public Monday. Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

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COLUMBIA, Md. — A Maryland mall reopened Monday with increased security, somber memorials, and still unanswered questions about why a gunman killed two people and himself inside a store.

Crowds of shoppers were sparse in the early minutes of business, though white flowers were already scattered in a memorial fountain. As the community tried to get back to some sort of normalcy, investigators worked to piece together a motive for the shooting.

Police found a journal belonging to Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, but they would only say that it ‘‘expressed general unhappiness.’’ The contents, however, were enough for an officer looking into the disappearance of Aguilar on the day of the shooting to worry about the teen’s safety.

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