By Ola Adeola
A gunman has killed three women and wounded two other people during a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Washington on Friday. Authorities are said to be searching for the gunman, according to reports. The shooter is described as a “Hispanic male wearing gray” and last seen walking toward a nearby highway away from the mall.
“Tragedy has struck in Washington tonight. Our hearts are in Burlington,” Governor Jay Inslee said on Twitter.
Rescue workers were entering the mall to attend to the injured, Francis said in a Twitter post.
Reuters recalled the shooting is taking place less than a week after a man stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead. The FBI is investigating that attack as a potential act of terrorism.