Five People Shot In Fatal Washington Mall Shooting

Credit: MorgueFile

Credit: MorgueFile

A shooting in a Washington mall left four women injured and one man dead.

On Saturday night, 20-year-old Arcan Cetin shot five people in the Cascade Mall’s Macy’s store in Burlington, Wash., which is just north of Seattle. Police said he used a rifle in the attack.

After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene, causing police to begin a 24-hour manhunt. They eventually caught him walking down the street near his home in Oak Harbor, Wash.

One of the most chilling details in this whole story is Cetin’s reaction to being caught.

“He said nothing,” said Lt. Mike Hawley of the Island County Sheriff’s Office, according to CNN. “Just kind of zombie-like.”

Since the incident is still being further investigated, not much is known about Cetin’s motives behind the shooting. An FBI offical stated that there was “no evidence at this time” that this was an act of terrorism.

It has been confirmed that he emigrated to the United States from Turkey, and he is a legal permanent resident.

This shooting occurred just one week after the stabbing in a Minnesota mall, where nine people were injured. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for this attack.

Just like the Minnesota mall stabbing, the mayor of Burlington, Steve Sexton, said that this incident has changed the city forever.

“That was us in that mall last night –any one of us at any time,” Mayor Sexton said. “It changed those families forever. … It changed our community forever.”

Cetin is to appear in court on Monday. Authorities will continue to investigate the shooting even further to find more evidence.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ loved ones at this time.

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