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Man Killed in Shooting at Mall in Maryland

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A man was killed in a shooting at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The shooting happened in the parking lot about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police found 29-year-old Terrance Donte Dimes with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue performed life-saving measures at the scene, but Dimes died from his injuries.

“I’m feeling emotional right now, emotional,” said Dimes' cousin, Caprice Smith. “One of my family members is gone.”

The shooter is not in custody. There is no description of the shooter.

“We have not identified a suspect, so we don’t know what the connection is right now to the victim and the suspect,” Montgomery County police spokesperson Shiera Goff said.

Detectives will check surveillance video at Lakeforest Mall.

“He was respectful, well known in the neighborhood,” family friend Dionne Wilson said. “He was always laughing, smiling, having a good time.”

“At this point we just want answers,” Smith said. “That’s it. We just want answers. We don’t know what’s going on; we just want answers.”

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