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US: Five killed in mall shooting in Washington state

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Police say gunman is still at large after five people shot dead in shopping mall rampage.

A manhunt was under way in the US state of Washington after a gunman opened fire in the make-up department of a Macy's store in a shopping centre north of Seattle, killing five people.

Sergeant Mark Francis said authorities were searching for a "Hispanic male wearing grey" whowas last seen walking towards a highway from the shopping centre.

The five killed where shot dead, about 105km North Seattle cascade mall Burlington.

A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scouredthe area for the rifle-carrying man.

Francis said four females were killed, and one male suffered life-threatening injuries. He later died in a Seattle hospital.No motive to as what caused the killing

Tari Caswell told the Skagit Valley Herald newspaper she was in the Macy's women's dressing room when she heard "what sounded like four balloons popping".

"Then I heard seven or eight more, and I just stayed quiet in the dressing room because it just didn't feel right. And it got very quiet. And then I heard a lady yelling for help, and a man came and got me and another lady, and we ran out of the store," Caswell said.An employee at a restaurant near the shopping centre said they "immediately locked the doors" when they heard of the mayhem on Friday night.

We urge residents to heed all safety and detour warnings. Stay close to your friends and loved ones as we await more information and, hopefully, news of the suspect's capture," Inslee said.

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