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.