Washington state mall shooting: 3 dead, police say


A gunman is on the loose after an attack that left three people dead and two wounded Friday night at a mall in Burlington, Washington, authorities said.

Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the state patrol, initially said four people were killed, but later revised that number to three.
All three were women, he said, and one man was transported to a hospital with severe injuries. Another man received non-life threatening injuries.

"We have one adult male victim from the Burlington mall shooting who arrived by air this evening to Harborview Medical Center at approximately 9:30 p.m. He is in critical condition," said hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg.

Police are sweeping stores in Cascade Mall, searching for at least one shooter, Francis said.