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Washington state police said at least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday outside the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. At least one suspect remains at large.

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According to Sgt. Mark Francis, it was not immediately clear whether more than one gunman was involved. Police were searching for a “Hispanic male wearing grey. Last seen walking towards I5 from Cascade Mall burlington,” Francis, a public information officer for the district, said on Twitter.

The shooter left the scene before police arrived, Francis said, and by 8:30 pm local time the mall was evacuated. Survivors were transported by bus to a nearby church.

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Update: In addition to the four people killed in the cosmetics section of Macy’s in the Cascade Mall, a fifth was pronounced dead after succumbing to injuries at the hospital, the New York Times reports.

The gunman remains on the loose:

The gunman, who was believed to have been armed with a rifle, left before the police arrived, and the mall was evacuated after the 7:45 p.m. shooting, Sergeant Francis said. He described the suspect as a Hispanic man wearing gray.

The authorities believe there was only one gunman, but it was unclear whether he had help, Sergeant Francis said at about midnight in a briefing outside the mall. He said the gunman had last been seen walking toward Interstate 5.