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Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

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BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- By The Associated Press

Authorities say they are searching for a gunman who killed five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are some things to know about the shooting and the investigation:


Authorities say the gunman initially entered the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, without a weapon shortly before 7 p.m. Friday. About 10 minutes later, he appeared on surveillance video with a rifle and started shooting in the makeup department of the Macy's store.

His motive was unknown. The FBI said there was no evidence of terrorism.


Little is known about the man, who has not yet been identified or located.

Police say he was described by witnesses as a young Hispanic man dressed in black. After the shooting, he was seen walking toward Interstate 5.

Police have asked the public for any information that might aid the investigation.


Residents of Burlington - an agricultural community of about 8,000 people about 60 miles north of Seattle - were anxious and afraid.

Maria Elena Vasquez attended a community gathering Saturday and said she was nervous about taking her 7-year-old daughter to her soccer game.

Mayor Steve Sexton said the city has "probably changed forever."


The identities of the victims - four women who ranged in age from a teenager to a senior citizen - were withheld on Saturday pending autopsies and notification of family. The identity of the man who was fatally shot was also withheld.

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