4 killed In Shooting at State Mall In Washington Suspect at Large :- Around four people were killed and an unknown number wounded on late Friday during a shooting at a mall in Washington, USA.
On Friday, the police said on social media that the gunman has fled the crime scene.
Washington State Patrol spokesman – Mark Francis said in a Twitter post that the shooting took place at around 7:30 pm local time at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington which is about 105 km north of Seattle.
As per the NBC News reported that Washington State Patrol have said that at the initial stage, there is no indication of terrorism in the shooting in Burlington.
Francis said that police were actively searching for the shooter, who was described as a ‘Hispanic male wearing gray’ and last seen walking toward the Interstate 5 highway from the mall.
In a Twitter post, Francis said that Rescue workers were entering the mall to attend to the injured.
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) September 24, 2016
The mall was evacuated and medics rushed to the scene to help the injured people.
A local hospital told a CBS affiliate that it has received one casualty from the shooting. The station reported that a nearby high school football game was evacuated as a precaution.
Francis said that survivors would be transported by bus to a nearby church in Burlington, which is located about 110 kilometers north of Seattle in the US Pacific Northwest state.
Witnesses told KOMO News that a shooter walked into Macy`s and opened fire. The Television station added that nearby businesses were evacuated.
The shooting happens less than a week after a man stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead. The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) is investigating that attack as a potential act of terrorism.