Maryland Mall Gunman Kept Journal Citing ‘Unhappiness,’ Police Say

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Darion Marcus Aguilar, who authorities say killed two people and then himself at a shopping mall, kept a journal in which he expressed some “general unhappiness” with his life, Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said Sunday.


Police released this photo of shooting suspect Darion Marcus Aguilar. (Credit: Howard County Police Dept.)

But police had identified no motive for the shooting and knew of no relationship between Aguilar, 19, and either of the victims, authorities said.

Aguilar’s friends and family also were mystified. They remembered him as a skateboarder, a nice guy and a vegetarian who didn’t seem to have any particular interest in guns.

Before graduation from James Hubert Blake High School in May, he hung out with the skateboard kids, but one friend said he seemed more interested in high-end skateboarding clothes than in the sport itself.

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