Five killed in shooting at Cascade Mall; search on for gunman

September 2016 BURLINGTON, Wash. The FBI has joined the search for an armed man suspected of killing five people in a shooting at Cascade Mall in Skagit County. The shooter remained on the loose Saturday morning. Police don’t know his name or his motive. Investigators said newly released surveillance photos show the suspect enter the mall without a weapon, then was seen about 10 minutes later with the rifle inside the Macy’s store. It’s not clear where he got his gun. He left his rifle behind in the mall and apparently slipped away as police began combing through the shopping center. The FBI said right now, there’s no indication this is an act of terror.
According to police, four women were killed. The fifth victim, a man, died later at Harborview Medical Center. The four women’s bodies remain inside the mall. And it may take some time for an autopsy for all four and to identify them. They were described as ranging in age from teenagers to seniors. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who were affected by this tragedy, ” said Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton. “It was a senseless act. It was the world knocking on our doorstep and it came to our little community here.” An emotional Sexton called on the community to help find the shooter.

“I know our main support goes with them, to help them, the long arm of the law, to bring the son-of-a-bitch to justice who did this to our community,” he said at a news conference. Central United Methodist Church in Sedro-Woolley will be hosting a prayer vigil at 5 p.m. Saturday in honor of the shooting victims. The church will be open form 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. as a space for prayer and meditation for the Skagit Valley community, Cody Natland, a pastor at the church, said.  –Komo News


Definition: Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use or threatened use of violence (terror) in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. It is classified as fourth-generation warfare and as a violent crime.
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3 Responses to Five killed in shooting at Cascade Mall; search on for gunman

  1. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    I would like to take a moment to just expand on this a little….Has anyone else noticed a much larger amount of news stories regarding people killing children? At least here in the USA and many of these murders being committed by one or both parents? Also other stories of one or both parents severely abusing the children. Either I am just becoming more atuned to these stories or something satanic has overtaken this nation[ and world ] in a despicable way.
    We are so called fighting ” terrorists”[ foreign or naturalized] yet our own citizenry is going horribly evil.

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Yes/No. But domestic violence is on the increase involving children. Normally that is classified under that heading. Recently in my area, a man killed three children with a hammer and their mother.

    I have noticed an increase in murder/suicide in families. Most recently a well known race care driver’s parents did this. Now, you have consider the contributing factors, IE: debt problems, medication,(yes a contributing factor), loss of income, loss of home, medical problems…. People are depressed it seems and have no where to turn in their opinion.

    Returning to your comment. Children are being seen as a burden instead of a blessing. I have heard some parents say that having children hinders their personal life. Then, they should have used protection the night they had sex or surgery to remove reproduction organs. The cost to raise a child is out of the roof. Plus, at school, they minds are being programmed.

    According to scriptures, this is to be expected at this time.

    • Joseph Sonny Skies says:

      I agree Dennis E. I have seen the stories of such evil happen near me as well. We have three children that are all adults now and it occurred to me that every couple that moved in around us stopped at two.[ which is fine ] but they would look at us as if we were strange because of it.

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