Hunt For Gunman Who Killed 5, Including 4 Women, At Washington Mall (Video)

Hunt For Gunman Who Killed 5, Including 4 Women, At Washington Mall (Video)

UPDATE September 25: According to Fox News, a suspected gunman believed to have killed five people at a Washington state mall was arrested Saturday, according to authorities.

At a news conference, officials said they had not ruled out any possible motives for why 20-year-old Arcan Cetin allegedly shot four women and one man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday evening.

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Manhunt underway for a gunman who killed four women and a man at a Washington state mall Friday before fleeing the area. According to Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis police are searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 near the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

“Stay indoors, stay secure,” Francis said at a news conference.

Fox News reported that the male victim was airlifted to a Seattle hospital with critical injuries. Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman told “Fox & Friends” Saturday morning that the man had died.

Authorities initially said four people were killed, then said three were dead, before revising the number again late Friday. Francis said the number fluctuated as authorities searched the 434,000-square-foot mall. The sergeant said the victims were shot in the makeup department of the mall’s Macy’s store at approximately 7 p.m. local time.

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This image taken from surveillance video shows the suspect in the Washington state mall shooting (Skagit County Department of Emergency Management)

Authorities initially said four people were killed, then said three were dead, before revising the number again late Friday. Francis said the number fluctuated as authorities searched the 434,000-square-foot mall. The sergeant said the victims were shot in the makeup department of the mall’s Macy’s store at approximately 7 p.m. local time.

Authorities released a surveillance image of the suspect walking through the store and holding a rifle. Francis said police did not know the gunman’s motive and could not say whether he targeted the victims. He said the ages of the victims appeared to range from their 20s to elderly, but had no further identifying information.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that many questions remain but state patrol and local law enforcement are on the scene working swiftly to locate the shooter and clear the area.

The FBI’s Seattle office announced that it was assisting local investigators with intelligence reviews and manpower. The bureau said on Twitter that it “has no information to suggest additional attacks planned” in Washington state but did not elaborate.

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