Official: 4 confirmed dead in WA mall shooting - FOX Carolina 21

Official: 4 confirmed dead in WA mall shooting

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An active shooter situation was reported at a mall in Washington state on Friday night.

Sgt. Mark Francis, public information officer for Washington State Patrol District 7 said an active shooter was reported in Cascade Mall in Burlington.

When he arrived on scene, Francis said four individuals were confirmed dead in the mall.

The shooter or shooters reportedly left the scene before police arrived. Francis says authorities are searching for a male wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall.

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.

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