Washington, Sep 24, 2016: At least four people have been confirmed dead in a firing at Cascade Mall in Washington on Friday night.
Sgt. Mark Francis of the State Patrol confirmed the deaths on Twitter by saying:
4 confirmed deceased in the mall, shooter(s) left scene b4 police arrived, unknown # of shooter, possibly just 1, police clearing mall now
— Trooper Rocky Oliphant (@wspd7pio) September 24, 2016
He also said the shooter or shooters left the mall before police arrived.
Meanwhile, WA State Patrol also twitted that:
Please follow @wspd7pio for updates: "We're actively searching for suspect, tracking leads, etc"
— WA State Patrol (@wastatepatrol) September 24, 2016
Washington State Trooper spokeswoman Heather Axtman said that there is no indication that the event was terror related and there is no motive at this time.
The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Burlington, Washington that opened in 1990, according to the mall’s website.