Police: 4 Dead in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting, Gunman on the Loose

From the Associated Press:

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large.

The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Seattle.

Sgt. Mark Francis says authorities are searching for a man wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5. Francis says it wasn’t immediately known if there was more than one gunman involved.

Francis said at about 8:30 p.m. that the mall had been evacuated and emergency medical personnel were cleared to enter and attend to any injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were hurt.

The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Burlington, Washington that opened in 1990, according to the mall’s website. It features J.C. Penney, TJ Maxx, and Macy’s stores, among other stores, restaurants and a movie theater.

From ABC News:

Police: 4 Dead in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting, Gunman on the Loose.

The shooting occurred at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington.

Four confirmed deceased in the mall, shooter(s) left scene b4 police arrived, unknown # of shooter, possibly just 1, police clearing mall now,” Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer with Washington State Patrol tweeted at 8:03 p.m. local time.

As of 8:35 p.m. local time, police were still hunting for the suspect.

About 20 minutes after Sgt. Francis tweeted the number of fatalities, he tweeted, “EMS starting to enter to attend to injured inside Mall w/ police escort and after initial clearance.”

Sgt. Francis described the shooter as a “Hispanic male wearing grey,” who who last seen walking toward Interstate 5.


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