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(BETHESDA, Md.) — At least three people were shot at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, and one person was fatally shot at a nearby grocery store. Police say one or both of the incidents may be related to a deadly shooting in the area Thursday.

The Montgomery County Police Department said one person was shot at the Westfield Montgomery Mall Friday after an argument, and then two people who came to the victim’s aid were also shot. The suspect remains at large, according to police.

The victims are two men and one woman. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

Meanwhile, a woman was killed Friday morning in a shooting at a Giant grocery store in the Aspen Hill area, about 8 miles away from the mall.

The Prince George’s County Police Department said Friday it’s “looking into the possibility” that Eulalio Tordil, a man wanted for allegedly shooting and killing his estranged wife Thursday in the parking lot of High Point High School in Beltsville, was also the shooter in Montgomery County Friday morning.

Police did not immediately say which of Friday’s two Montgomery County shootings Tordil may be connected to or whether he could be connected to both.

Montgomery County police said they have a person of interest in the mall shooting and added that no one is in danger at the mall.

Montgomery County public schools were ordered to shelter in place. Westfield Montgomery Mall is located about 15 miles north of Capitol Hill.

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