Five Killed At Washington State Mall; Manhunt For Gunman Continues

Tyler Durden's picture

A manhunt was still underway on Saturday morning for a gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall, killing five people.  A man walked into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles (105 km) north of Seattle and began shooting at about 7 p.m. local time on Friday, Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said on Twitter.


Francis said police were searching the area for the shooter, who was described as a "Hispanic male wearing gray" and was last seen walking toward a nearby highway away from the mall. A still from CCTV footage showing the suspect was also released. Francis tweeted the shooter was "armed with rifle." He reportedly entered a Macy's department store around 7pm

Skagit County police and fire scanner audio described the suspect as appearing between 20 to 25 years old, with a "skinny build," black messy hair and wearing a black shirt.

Four women were killed in the attack in the mall's Macy's store cosmetics department, Francis told the New York Times. A man who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries died overnight, Francis said in a statement early on Saturday morning. A news conference is expected to be held later on Saturday morning.

"We're doing everything we can to find this person. Stay vigilant. If you see something, just like they say, say something," said Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis as quoted by local Komo News TV. "Avoid the area. If you live close to the area, stay inside - lock your doors."

"Tragedy has struck in Washington tonight. Our hearts are in Burlington," Governor Jay Inslee said on Twitter.

Francis said on Twitter that police and rescue workers carefully worked their way through the mall, clearing stores and evacuating shoppers, some of whom, according to local media, locked themselves in dressing rooms.

A witness who was trapped in a fitting room at the time of the shooting says she heard the gunman yell out a woman's name while going after escaping shoppers, according to Skagit Breaking News. This is yet to be confirmed by officials.

Local authorities searched throughout the night for the gunman, believed to be armed with a rifle, and warned residents to remain inside. By nightfall, evacuation orders were lifted and law enforcers said they were leaving. The operation however moved to the neighborhood, where the suspect was sighted.

The shooting comes less than a week after a man stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead. ISIS promptly took responsibility for that attack which is being investigated by the FBI as a potential act of terrorism.

"At this time, the FBI has no information to suggest additional attacks planned in WA state," the Washington State Patrol said on Twitter.

“I think it’s too early to call it terrorism, but it’s also too early to take that off the table," director of the Center for the Study of Extremism, Bryan Levin, told RT. "Although, a couple of things: the fact that the casualty level is relatively low for someone who’s armed like that suggests to me that this could also be some personal issue, such as a targeted killing. But in the very early hours of these type of events, you want to make sure you have everything on the table, in case the facts change, and you need those resources."

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Uncle Tupelo's picture

Hispanic? Looks Middle Eastern to this honky....

TeamDepends's picture

CNN reporting he is a "Confederate Flag wavin' white supremacist" because they can.

Uncle Tupelo's picture

Those bastards are relentless

For Ages We Shall Reign's picture

Pay attention to this shooting and not the FBI dump which implicates Obama in Hillary's Email Fiasco.... goys.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Never seen a Hispanic with a pointy nose & pointy chin before.  Mohammadez Al-Juan ?

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Possibly Irish.....we're not sure.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Ban cosmetics? Ban Macy's?

Too soon?

FireBrander's picture


It's 2016!

>I can buy an HD surveillance camera for $50!

>I can buy a 6 TERRABYTE drive for $175

Why the fuck are these security camera's all 640x480?


Someone robbed a local bank, news put up the security photo....Geexus fuck, black and white and grainy as gucking hell, seriously? Not even BANKS can afford a decent camera system?

Son of Loki's picture

The Hillary-Obama liberal media blames this slaughter on a Hispanic when the video clrearly shows a middle easterner?!


Latinos everywhere should be outraged and not vote for Crooked Hillary.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

My spanish is a little out of practice.  What does "aloe hacker snackbar" mean in engrish again?

MisterMousePotato's picture

Matt Drudge has at the same time pictures of both this guy and Bashir Assad. Other than the fact that President Assad combs his hair ...

Shockwave's picture

I grew up in Skagit Valley, and theres a huge mexican population there (both legal and Illegal).

Theres a LOT of mexicans that look like that dude. And theres a ton of wannabe gang violence, and violence related to hurt latin pride.

1st thinf I said when family called was "Some chick hurt a bangers feelings, and he went out and offed her"

Bunga Bunga's picture

Don't worry, after Trump gets elected they all want to move to Canada.

Chandos's picture

«Don't worry, after Trump gets elected they all want to move to Canada.»


Leave Canada alone!!....LEAVE CANADA ALONE!!!!

slicktroutman's picture

The're already there. Toronto has a huge Muslim community.

Oldrepublic's picture

Mexicans have free entry visas to Canada by end of this year

Lost My Shorts's picture

I think Shockwave is right in this case.  It will turn out that one of the victims was connected to the shooter, and the case was more Zeta than ISIS.  It will also turn out that Americans have a thousand times more to fear from Zetas than ISIS, and all your obsession about Mohammad al Snackbar will seem silly in retrospect.

Shockwave's picture

I think so too. Theres a lot of MS13 members in the valley as well.

Another thing to remember, were looking at a shitty 640x480 quality pic. Its easy to want to point it towards something we all want it to be, like connected to the incoming refugess most of us want stopped.

A friend listening to the scanner said it was reported a hispanic male during the shooting. Considering theres almost 0 Mid eastern types and massive amounts of mexican immigrants, i think its reasonable to accept this for what it appears to be:

A hispanic acting on a grudge and taking out any witness'. He killed the woman he was yelling for, killed a mom and daughter by the counter with her, a male, (possibly the cashier?) and another random. It was all in the same area (womens section at macys), concentrated near the woman he was trying to kill. Sounds like collateral damage to me.

Sometimes a spades just a spade.

BarkingCat's picture

you got a down votes from people who probably never been in the region.

So here is the Washinton State Patrol Most Wanted



Guess who the majority are???


The leftist asshole lickers can bitch all they want about Trump being racist and making inflammatory statements but data present a problem for their narrative. 

Ghost of Porky's picture

Shooter's name is being reported as Mai'waif Izz A'gote.

ACES FULL's picture

Well the Muslims and Blacks are indiscrimanately attacking Whites and cops,why not Hispanics also. Fuck it,let get this party started. Will Hillary have to defend Washington against a Trump surge now.

I M DeMan's picture

"New" photos on Twitter by Elisa Hahn show he is obviously a young Muslim man with a rifle:

ACES FULL's picture

Thanks for link. Does not look Hispanic to me. If he is Hispanic then I would assume he lives fairly local and should be quickly identified.

I M DeMan's picture

Definitely middle eastern, muslim or similar, maybe Paki. Might be he was shunned by one of those girls at the cosmetic counters or simply being an islamic tearrist. After all, Al Shish Kabob warned not long ago they would activate their "cells" to attack USA malls.



BarkingCat's picture


Looks like a taco vendor to me.

Guarantee not a middle eastern. It is all in the forehead and eyes.


HowdyDoody's picture

They should try looking for him at an FBI safe house.

CheapBastard's picture

He looks like ... "Mohammed Ahkbar Saleem"... is that Hispanic?

Handful of Dust's picture

'Obama has already reached his goal of importing over a hundred thousands rapefugees and aims to double that by the end of the year."



FireBrander's picture

The good news is that none of the dead were carrying guns; had they been armed, the death count would have been a lot higher...yeah, that makes total sense; right?

Son of Loki's picture

If any of the victims had been carrying a gun Obama and Clinton would surely criticize them for gun carrying and force the police to arrest their dead bodies.

Nekoti's picture

Especially if they were clinging a bible.

August's picture

FWIW I was in Burlington last month, and there were A LOT of Hispanics.  So, even if the shooter turns out to be a Syrian or Pakistani emissary from the Religion of Peace. for the local LEOs to call his appearance"hispanic" is reasonable enough.

Also, compared to the good ol' days, Burlington has acquired a definite urban buzz, and not in a good way.  I suppose Sedro-Woolley is next.

Bytor325's picture

Shooter has to be Hispanic .......reported weapon was a hunting rifle and a minimum wage illegal couldn't have afforded the dreaded 'assault rifle'

Transformer's picture

Could this be a real terrorist incident?  They didn't immediately know who it was and catch him.  He didn't leave his drivers license behind.  WTF, the real deal?

I M DeMan's picture

Hopefully the people up in warshington vote for Hillary who promises to increase rapefugee importation by 500% higher then Obama's several hundred thousands.


'Yes we can!"

BarkingCat's picture

They will.

Stupid is very strong here.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Those bastards are relentless"

And they are many... Letting them in was as smart as a putting a wasp hornet in your bed.

maskone909's picture

"Shooter was heard screaming out a womans name"

By chance was this woman named allah ackbar?

Ignatius's picture

Reports are it sounded more like, "Never pay retail," though this is as yet unconfirmed.

My heart goes out to the victims and families.

847328_3527's picture

The left wing socialist media is distorting the facts. Lets take a look.


1) the targets were women. Muslims hate women, whereas Hispanics love women, it's part of their romantic heritage and culture.

2) Muslims hate women who wear make-up and call them whores.

3) Hispanics are at home with their families or working on Friday nights, not like islamic "Lone Wove" tearrists looking for vengegence.

4) how many Hispanics have mass murdered recently/ ... and .. How many islamic tearrists?

5) the photo clearly shows a middle easterner not a Hispanic.


The Latino community should be up in arms over this raycist media propaganda away from the truth.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Yes but if I were Hispanic and looked anything like this guy, I'd make sure I have an airtight alibi and hide for a while.

ZD1's picture

"Hispanics love women, it's part of their romantic heritage and culture."


Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Hispanic women say they have personally known a victim of some type of abuse and three-in-ten (30 percent) have personally been victimized according to a national survey released by The Allstate Foundation.


"how many Hispanics have mass murdered"


Here's one:


In 2011, Eduardo Sencion, a Mexican immigrant, shot up a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP, killing four Americans, including three National Guardsmen and a 67-year old woman.


Stop with the bogus romaticizing of Hispanic culture as being superior.

Newbie lurker's picture

You can't even fathom the familial child molestation that goes on with the Hispanic culture as well.

I work in the So Cal Criminal Legal (there is no justice) system. The child molest cases are a vast majority Hispanic. Disproportionate to population percentage.

August's picture

That's just the Catholic thing.

Shockwave's picture


Again, grew up in this area where rhe shooting occured. Tons of illegals and wannabe gamg bangers.

Much of their culture views women on the same level as the Rims on their Cutlass'. Lots of sexual and physical assault, especially when a naiive white girl hooks up with one of them and then figures out its a bad deal amd tries to leave.

That latin pride kicks in and that women learns to regret hooking up with a Mexican banger.

Theres quite a bit of violence, stabbings, murder in skagit valley... its just usually not reported much due to it being gang related... they normallu dont shoot randoms at malls.