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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Police: 4 women dead in Wash. mall shooting; suspect on the loose


SEATTLE A gunman opened fire in a crowded mall north of Seattle, killing four people and critically wounding another before fleeing Friday night, authorities said.

All four victims were women, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said. A man was wounded and was transported to Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle.

Francis said police were searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5.

“We are still actively looking for the shooter. Stay indoors, stay secure,” Francis said at a news conference.

Francis said at a news conference that the shooter was armed with a hunting-style rifle, and it was unknown if the attack was targeted. The motive is unknown, Francis said.

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