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Police: Five dead at shooting in Washington mall, suspect apprehended

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The fifth fatality was confirmed early Saturday morning.

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UPDATE 10:30 p.m. EST: Authorities announced late Saturday that they had captured the suspect they believed was responsible for the shooting at a mall in Washington State Friday night that left four women and one man dead.

Authorities did not immediately release the suspect's name. His motive is not yet known.

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UPDATE 8:00 a.m EST: Authorities announced Saturday morning that a fifth person has died as a result of their injuries sustained during the shooting.

The total number of fatalities fluctuated several times late Friday night, before police finally announced that four women were dead while another man suffered life-threatening injuries. The fifth fatality is that man.

Police say they are still searching for the suspect.

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At least three women are dead and one man suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in a mall in Burlington, Washington, a local report indicated.

According to Sgt. Mark Francis, a Washington state patrol spokesman, police are in search of at least one shooter.

Officers are searching all of the stores in Burlington's Cascade Mall, which is located about an hour north of Seattle, for a man wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall. Francis said it wasn't immediately known if there was more than one gunman involved.

Francis tweeted that survivors are being transported to a nearby church and is asking all others to avoid coming toward the shopping complex. First responders have entered the mall to attend to injured patrons, he said. The mall was evacuated around 8:30 p.m.

The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Burlington, Washington that opened in 1990, according to the mall's website. It features J.C. Penney, TJ Maxx, and Macy's stores, among other stores, restaurants and a movie theater.

The Associated Press and TheBlaze's Chris Enloe contributed to this report. This story has been updated.

 

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