New York: Four people were killed and at least one was injured in a shootout and fire incident in the US state of Maryland on Saturday morning. Officials said the suspect was shot dead by the police and he was among the four dead. He said that it was not yet clear what led to the violence in suburb Baltimore and that he had not yet identified the suspects or the victims. At least two houses were damaged by the fire.
Eyewitness Gail Watts said that she ran outside after hearing the sound of the explosion at around six and a half in the morning. They saw a terrible fire and saw a person standing in the middle of the street who was their neighbor. After this, Watts heard the sound of bullets and saw people running away. Watts, who has been living in the area for the past 25 years, said the suspect had been quarreling with his neighbors in the past.
Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Joy Stewart said officers saw an armed person and shot him. Fire Department spokesman Tim Roskowski said both the building where the fire broke out and the building along with it collapsed. Another building has suffered significant damage.
Meanwhile, three people were injured in a shootout after a fight between two groups of people at a mall in South Florida. Meanwhile, a man in a restaurant in Wazernia made racist comments against two Asian-American personnel and attacked one of them. Police is searching for this person. In a news channel footage, people are seen running away after being reported to have shot at Aventura Mall in Florida.
Aventura police said a quarrel broke out between two groups of people at the mall and then opened fire. Police said that three people injured in the shootings are undergoing treatment in hospitals and their lives are not in danger. Police later tweeted that he had detained several suspects, who are being questioned.