Updated at 11:30 p.m. ET
NEWS BRIEF Five people were fatally shot at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington. The killer left the scene, but state police said they arrested a suspect on Saturday night.
Gunman captured tonight by authorities, Details forthcoming, Press Conference tonight at 1800 Continental Pl. Time TBA— Sgt. Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) 25 September 2016
The shooting happened in the cosmetics area of a Macy’s department store at the Cascade Mall. A state patrol sergeant, Mark Francis, told reporters that four women died at the scene, and later tweeted that a fifth victim, a man, had died from his injuries in a local hospital.
Eleven search teams scoured the mall, the sergeant said, some with dogs, going store by store.
A Washington State Patrol spokesman tweeted a photo of the suspect, who has yet to be identified.
Here is the shooter. We believe just one shooter. Notify authorities if you see him. Armed with rifle. pic.twitter.com/GXeWCPYnx5— Sgt. Mark Francis (@wspd7pio) 24 September 2016
Friday night's shooting happened just less than a week after an earlier mass attack at an American shopping mall. Last Saturday, a 22-year-old man stabbed nine people at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall before being shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. ISIS media outlets claimed responsibility for the attack.
Law-enforcement officials have not linked the shooting in Washington to terrorism, and the FBI's Seattle office tweeted they had no information that additional attacks in the state are imminent.
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