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Washington mall shooting suspect in police custody

By Ians

Washington, Sep 25: The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that killed five persons dead was caught, police said.

The Washington State Patrol said in statement that on Saturday evening at around 7.15 p.m., the gunman who opened fire on Friday in the Cascade Mall, Burlington was in custody.

The patrol said more details of the gunman would be released later, NBC News reported.

According to the statement, a 20-year-old was taken into custody in Oak Harbor, a city about 28 miles southwest of Burlington.

Five victims - four females and a male - were killed after a gunman described as wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts opened fire inside a Macy's department store in the mall.

Security footage showed the man entering the mall. In additional footage from about 10 minutes later, he "entered Macy's with a rifle and fired multiple times", police said.

The four female victims were pronounced dead on Friday night, and the male victim was taken to a hospital where later succumbed to injuries.


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