Suspect On The Run After Shooting Four Dead In Washington Shopping Mall

Physinews.com: A gunman is at large after four people were
killed during a shooting at a shopping centre
in Washington state.
Police have released an image of the
gunman, who they described as an Hispanic
man wearing a grey shirt. They say the
motive is unclear.


Washington State Patrol trooper Heather
Axtman told Sky News the attack
happened at the Cascade Mall in Burlington,
65 miles from Seattle.

Four women were killed, one man suffered
life-threatening injuries and another woman
had non-life threatening injuries.

The gunman used a "rifle-type weapon", Ms
Axtman added, with all of the victims found
inside the makeup department of a Macy's
store.

A worker at a restaurant close to the
shopping centre said staff "immediately
locked the doors" when they realised what
was happening.

Stephanie Bose, an assistant general
manager at Johnny Carino's
Italian restaurant, said a boyfriend of one of
her employees came into the restaurant after
trying to go to the shopping centre.

She said he saw people screaming and
police blocking the door with assault rifles.

"He was trying to go to the mall and people
were screaming," she said. "It was frantic."

The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping
centre 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 theatre.
The FBI said it is helping local authorities as
they investigate the shooting.

Its Seattle office wrote on Twitter that it "has
no information to suggest additional attacks
planned", but did not elaborate.
State governor Jay Inslee said he and
his wife Trudi sent "condolences and
prayers".

"Trudi and I send our condolences to the
families of the victims and prayers for anyone
injured. We urge residents to heed all safety
and detour warnings.

"Stay close to your friends and loved ones as
we await more information and, hopefully,
news of the suspect's capture," he said.

The shooting comes less than a week after a
man stabbed nine people at a mall in central
Minnesota before being shot dead.
The FBI is investigating that attack as a
potential act of terrorism


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