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Shooting at mall in Washington state leaves at least 4 dead

Shooting at mall in Washington state leaves at least 4 dead
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WATCH ABOVE: Four people are confirmed dead after a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash. on Friday night. At least one suspect was seen leaving the scene before police arrived.

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A gunman opened fire at a mall in Burlington, Wash. Friday night leaving multiple people dead.

Sgt. Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol said at least four people have been killed in the attack and the suspect remains at large.

4 confirmed deceased in the mall, shooter(s) left scene b4 police arrived, unknown # of shooter, possibly just 1, police clearing mall now

Law enforcement asking residents to stay inside, call if you see something suspicious #cascademallshooting pic.twitter.com/2qtjsEj0xB

The shooting happened at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., about 105 kilometres north of Seattle. The mall was evacuated.

Emergency medical personnel were cleared to enter the mall and attend to any injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were hurt.

Authorities said the gunman fled the scene. He is described as an Hispanic male wearing gray.

Here is the shooter. We believe just one shooter. Notify authorities if you see him. Armed with rifle. pic.twitter.com/GXeWCPYnx5

Active shooter description: Hispanic male wearing grey. Last seen walking towards I5 from Cascade Mall burlington.

A search at the mall and surrounding area was underway late Friday night. Skagit County Department of Emergency Management urged people to avoid the mall area.

EMS starting to enter to attend to injured inside Mall w/ police escort and after initial clearance. pic.twitter.com/Nkfb7co6sa
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