4 Killed in Washington Mall Shooting Spree, Shooter Still on the Loose

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The shooter, captured by security footage inside the mall.

4 Killed in Washington Mall Shooting Spree, Shooter Still on the Loose

Update: The death-toll is now at 5. The latest quick details are available HERE.

Edit 0240 EST: The original report stated that 4 people were killed. We are now seeing that 3 females were killed, 1 male sustained life threatening injuries, and another female sustained non-life threatening injuries. Reports say that the male “most likely will pass away”. The FBI and the ATF have joined in the search for the suspect.

Burlington, Washington – Washington state patrol have said that a man shot and killed 4 people in a Mall on Friday night. Police have yet to find him.

Reports state that a man walked into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington around 7:00 PM on Friday evening and opened fire in a Macy’s store. Not much is known about the suspect other than he might be a Hispanic male, with light skin, wearing gray. Authorities stated that the Hispanic male was last seen walking toward I-5.

This isn’t the first time this month that we’ve seen an attack at a shopping mall, or a Macy’s. On Sept. 17th, a 22 year old man named Dahir Adan went on a stabbing spree at a Macy’s in Minnesota. He ended up stabbing 10 people before he was shot and killed by Jason Falconer, an off duty police officer from Avon, Minnesota. Isis claimed that Dahir Adan was “a soldier of the Islamic State”.

Police are currently clearing the mall. In the live camera footage you can see the police grouped together, probably making a plan to sweep the area for the gunman.

As of 12:00 PM Friday night it has been confirmed that at least 4 people are dead.

Sgt. Mark Francis, with the Washington State Patrol, has been giving updates via his Twitter. This is a breaking story and we will release information as it is available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and people involved.

Burlington is a small city in Skagit County, Washington with a population of about 8,388.