Seattle mall shooter

A manhunt is underway in Washington state for a suspect who shot and killed 5 people at a shopping mall north of Seattle on Friday.

Police say a "Hispanic male" appeared to enter the Cascade Mall without a rifle just before 7 p.m. Friday.

The man was later seen on surveillance footage carrying a rifle as he entered the Macy's store.

The suspect walked into the cosmetics department and shot 4 women dead. A man who was also shot later died at a hospital.

Police recovered a long rifle at the crime scene after the suspect fled on foot toward interstate 5.

The victims' ages range from teenager to a senior citizen.

“We are still actively looking for the shooter,” Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said at a news conference. “Stay indoors, stay secure.”

The mall was evacuated by 8:30 p.m. Friday. Customers were told they could retrieve their cars on Saturday, though the mall will remain closed.

Cascade Mall opened in 1990. It features anchor stores J.C. Penney, TJ Maxx, and Macy’s among other stores, restaurants, and a movie theater.

As usual, authorities do not believe the shooting was an act of terrorism.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Tragic

  • thrift.store.jungle

    let's see if and when they locate the perpetrator if he's taken alive or if the pigs [read: thugs] "fear for their lives" and shoot to kill. i hope no Black folks reading books, listening to music, walking, returning from the store, tending to a stalled vehicle...or any carrying out any other routine daily function are encountered during the search for this "hispanic" man cuz lawd knows that hasn't ended too well for us.

  • Angela

    You can't even go to Macy's...I'm going to start shopping online....I bet this "manhunt" ends with the perp taking captive alive....

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I wonder if he will be killed??

  • TransHuman

    A teenager to senior citizen..quite a broad range dont u think.. Thats all the Hispanic/ white male. Out there...

  • just being me

    He looks white Im sure they will just shoot him with bean bean bags

  • just being me

    Another Radical Christian Terrorist the GOP cant make themselves say

  • nick c

    I went to that Macy's coming back from Alaska, they have a lot of deranged homeless men in the Seattle area, always rambling about the world ending.

  • pure_rachet

    Victims. Not Suspect.

  • just being me

    They must be GOP

  • TransHuman

    Ok copy that

  • TransHuman

    Ok copy that

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If you own a gun, I suggest you never leave home without it... conceal carry license or not. I'd rather be charged with illegally carrying a firearm than dead.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If you own a gun, I suggest you never leave home without it... conceal carry license or not. I'd rather be charged with illegally carrying a firearm than dead.

  • Cecakes

    Hispanic Male ? Now when did Hulio start shooting people and Trump ain't even president yet. That's quite odd for a hispanic male, but I guess crazy is crazy, period. May God help us all with em public shootings. Can't go to church, mall nor movies without getting shot . Smh!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Friday morning, I was on a train when a crazy woman started showing people her behind, while rambling about shopping on 71st street and killing everyone on the train. I quietly unzipped my bag and waited for her next move. Luckily for her, she was all talk. ?

  • Canary Red™

    And because they were not black he will not get Burger King!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He is not Hispanic, hun. That's what the media wants you to believe.

  • MyNameIs

    Of course he'll be taken alive for questioning but they didn't take a second to ask why a vehicle was in the middle of the road stalled. I'm so sick of them!

  • MyNameIs

    Hey ma'am!

  • MyNameIs

    Whew!!! Praying hard for everyone these days! It's crazy out here!

  • brooklyn23

    But then you have to worry about viruses online, no where is safe ?

  • PhillyFacts

    What is this shootem Saturday at Sandy's all these shooting stories are so sad. RIP

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Teenager to senior citizen ok well that narrows it down

  • Marchele

    C'mon SR... Do what we all know you want to do.. Blame this on President Obama

  • Vixen

    Reminds me of the Lane Bryant killings years ago. Prayers to the families. One thing I do know is the mother of this dude know it's him. I don't care what nobody says...a mother can pick her child out in a crowd with his back turned ( a mother knows her child). With that being said, she needs to go to the police and give them his name and his whereabouts if she knows where he is or where he could be.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I know I'm wrong for this but that Shalimar song came in my head" Make that move right now baby". Good thing for her she didn't.... I think music helps me cope with all this shooting .... Like the Wild Wild West...

  • Smurf

    This happened in Washington state, but not Seattle.

  • Angela

    ????

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Don't they have security watching the cameras!?*? If you walk to close to the door with something in you hand they are on you like white on rice. Those cowardly security see that and did nothing. I hope there families sue and close Macy's down

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sadly, these days, you have to stay ready for battle. Baby, I walk into every situation like the secret service... marking the exits and looking for possible security threats.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I know ... Look my car has a headlight that is out. I won't drive it at night because I don't want to get pulled over for a ticket. It could easily
    escalate to something crazy. Even if I just reach for my identification that could be interpreted wrong. I need a part not just the bulb so I won't be going out when it's dark anywhere . Before I wouldn't go anywhere dangerous , now everywhere can be dangerous .

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    If he was black and shoplifting they would have tackled him. If he was black and had a gun they would have a description and be at his house by now.

  • Allihave2say

    He went to cosmetics and started shooting so he had a target.

  • eljjai

    Went straight to the women's department? uh, mommy issues much?

  • the guest

    Beautifully stated. Thank you. Because what you wrote is exactly what is happening, a targeting and taking of innocent lives.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That's what I'm saying. I don't understand how someone can walk in a department store and is able to kill four woman and not one person in security was able to stop pee get a good look at him. I say it's all bull? they know and again, I hope there families get P.A.I.D

  • Baldheadeagle

    it got computer thugs online too swear they can kill you from behind the keyboard be aware

  • ArDnAhC45

    Must have been one of the few Macy's store that still open. They closed the Macy's here in VA. Trump was happy about it too. They started closing about 100 stores last month.

  • ArDnAhC45

    No, he has been found and caught alive.

  • bella28498 .

    Let me guess he was taken alive

  • Soon2BWife

    I don't go to malls, not since 07. I had recurring dreams that I was in the mall when an active shooter enters. They didn't cease until I stopped going to malls. I hid in a dressing room in one dream, a cash office in one, behind the make-up counter in two seperate dreams....rip to those killed, how horrifying.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you think you're going to be Rambo and save everyone in the mall?

    You're an idiot.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He has been caught thank Goodness and guess what? Not shot ?! He was from Turkey but a citizen so they are no going to shoot him ! His life really matters he may have info they want first! SMH!

  • BeX’akye

    ????

  • DatNiggaBaptizedInDirtyWater

    Niggaz don't do this. Just saying.

  • DatNiggaBaptizedInDirtyWater

    Niggaz don't do this. Just saying.

  • DatNiggaBaptizedInDirtyWater

    Nah. That looks like a Mexican to me. And I'm usually on your side.

  • DatNiggaBaptizedInDirtyWater

    Nah. That looks like a Mexican to me. And I'm usually on your side.

  • DatNiggaBaptizedInDirtyWater

    Mexico's country is cartel ran and you doubt it was a Mexican? "Chile" or w e y'all be saying, y'all some kinda sleep to think all Mexicans are "hard working" citizens.

  • AL Dunbar

    Best thing you can do is shop online cheaper prices larger variety and no headaches with people with nasty attitudes. Have not been to the mall in years.

  • Heartland

    He is an immigrant from Turkey but a U.S citizen

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    No but I certainly show up prepared.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!
    You just make yourself feel better,ok.