BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are looking for the gunman who shot and killed three people and hurt two others at a mall north of Seattle.
The Washington State Patrol originally said on Twitter that two people were injured Friday evening at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Seattle. But as of 8:10 p.m., authorities said three people have died.
Three women have died, one man is likely to die, and another woman has non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Sgt. Mark Francis says authorities are searching for a Hispanic male wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall.
Police have released an image of the alleged shooter. They said he is armed with a rifle.
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.
4 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 (@wspd7pio) September 24, 2016