Burlington gun attack: Four women shot dead at US shopping centre

Police sealed off the shopping centre and evacuated those inside
Nirmansanchar__/ Four women have been shot dead and a man critically injured at a shopping centre in Burlington, Washington state.

Police have released a picture of the suspected gunman, who fled the scene armed with a rifle. The Cascade Mall and nearby shops have been evacuated and police have asked the public to stay away. The motive for the attack is not clear.

The suspect, described as a "Hispanic male wearing grey", was seen heading towards the Interstate 5 motorway. Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said the fatalities had taken place inside Macy's department store.

Video image provided by Skagit County Department of Emergency Management shows suspect wanted regarding shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington.

23 Sep 2016Image copyrightAP Image caption Police released this image of the suspect Macy's store at the Cascade Mall, Burlington.

24 Sept 2016Image copyrightAP Image caption The three people killed were inside Macy's department store, police said Emergency medical teams had entered the shopping centre "to attend to injured" and people were being evacuated to a nearby church, he said.


Source: BBC News