BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Authorities say a suspect in three fatal shootings in the Washington, D.C., area has been taken into custody.
Police announced at a news conference Friday that 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had been taken into custody without incident. Tordil is an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. He was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.
The first shooting occurred Thursday at a high school. The second occurred in a mall parking lot Friday morning and the third happened about 30 minutes later at a nearby shopping center.
Police say a two people are dead and two others are wounded after two shootings at a mall and a shopping center in the Washington suburbs.
Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said Friday a man has died following the shooting at the mall.
Police said a woman was shot earlier at a grocery store about 5 miles away. Police later tweeted that the woman has died. It’s not clear if the shootings are connected.
Starks says police are still looking at the possibility that the two shootings in Montgomery County are related, and they are also looking at the possibility that they are related to a fatal shooting at a high school Thursday in neighboring Prince George’s County.
Police in Maryland say three people are hurt after a shooting outside a mall in the Washington suburbs.
Montgomery County Police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale says officers responded to a report of a shooting outside Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda on Friday morning. Police tweet that there are three victims, two men and a woman, but the suspect is not in custody.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters responded to the parking lot by Macy’s and that three adults were transported to local hospitals. Piringer says he does not know their conditions.
The upscale mall is located in Bethesda, about 10 miles northwest of downtown Washington.
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