COLUMBIA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Brianna Benlolo's Instagram bio reads: "Zumiez 1st Assistant 295 Mom. Daughter. Sister. Forgive The Past. Love Like You've Never Been Hurt. Live Everyday For Today."
On Saturday afternoon, Howard County Police reported that Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Maryland was one of two victims shot and killed Saturday morning during a shooting incident at Zumiez, a skate shop in The Mall at Columbia in Columbia, Maryland.
The second victim was Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy Maryland. Johnson and Benlolo were both Zumiez employees. He volunteered at the serenity center in Columbia.
Tyler's sister read a statement by Tyler's dad, Howard P. Johnson. It reads "We have lost a kind, positive son, who reached out to help others in need and made a difference. Our prayers are with him and the other victims who have been touched by this senseless violence."
Police have identified the suspect as Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park. Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said he believes that the suspected shooter killed Benlolo and Johnson and then killed him or herself using a shotgun.
Since Howard County Police released Benlolo's name, her Instagram account and Zumiez's Facebook page have been flooded with condolences and words of support from those who knew Benlolo and those who say they did not, but wanted to offer their support.
On Saturday night, a Facebook page was started to remember Benlolo and Johnson. Click HERE to visit the page.
Below are some of the comments from Benlolo's Instagram (@bennylulu_):
@akajason18: Rip. your family and son will always be in my heart
@ryann_smith: Rip, I don't know you but you didn't deserve this.
@willowx_: I don't know you but RIP. You have a beautiful baby and you didn't deserve to die.
@romyclaud: May you rest in peace.
Here are some comments from the statement that Zumiez released on Facebook early Saturday evening:
-Catharine Loughran Mcmillian: Thoughts and Prayers to the families.
-Cherie Alexander Edgeworth That's awful. Prayers to the family and staff. What a terrible tragedy.
-Monica Sabrina Jinjoo Skinner The victims, families and co workers are all in my thoughts. Such a tragedy.