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Estranged husband held over three fatal shootings

Published 06/05/2016

Members of the Montgomery County police prepare to collect evidence at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 6, 2016 in which one person was killed and two others wounded. AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Montgomery County police prepare to collect evidence at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 6, 2016 in which one person was killed and two others wounded. AFP/Getty Images
Captain Paul Starks of the Montgomery County police speaks to the press at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 6, 2016 in which one person was killed and two others wounded. AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Montgomery County police searches for evidence under a car at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 6, 2016 in which one person was killed and two others wounded. AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Montgomery County police collect evidence at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 6, 2016 in which one person was killed and two others wounded. AFP/Getty Images
Two people have died in separate shootings at shopping centres

A man wanted by police in connection with three fatal shootings - including that of his estranged wife in the car park of a high school - has been arrested.

Police in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC said 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had been taken into custody without incident.

They identified Tordil as an employee of the Federal Protective Service, which provides security at federal properties. Tordil was put on administrative duties in March after a protective order was issued against him.

Police said he followed 44-year-old Gladys Tordil to their children's Beltsville's High Point High School on Thursday and shot her. He also shot and wounded a man who tried to intervene.

At the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, about 10 miles northwest of Washington, one person was initially shot and two others may have been shot coming to that person's aid, said Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain.

A man died and another one is in critical condition, said Montgomery County police spokesman Captain Paul Starks said. A woman has injuries that are not life-threatening.

About a half an hour later, police were called to a shooting at a Giant Food store in Aspen Hill, about five miles away. Police later tweeted that a woman died after that shooting.

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