Washington State Mall Shooter Arrested
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):
The Seattle Times reports that one of the victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is a 16-year-old girl.
Sarai Lara's mother said she had survived cancer as a young girl and was a happy student.
Evangelina Lara told ( http://bit.ly/2cWhxJY ) the newspaper through a translator that she was shopping Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, with Sarai and her younger sister, but they split up.
She says Sarai went to Macy's looking for pants. News of the shooting spread through the mall, and Lara tried to get to her daughter but was unable to do so.
Evangelina Lara says it was confirmed at 2 a.m. Saturday that her daughter was among the five people killed.
Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Washington state mall shooting is in custody.
The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management said via Twitter Saturday evening that the suspect had been captured. No other details were immediately available. A news conference was set for Saturday night.
A gunman opened fire at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, Friday night, killing four females and a male before fleeing. Law enforcement staged a massive search over more than 20 hours for the suspect, initially described by witnesses as a young Hispanic male wearing black.
Authorities had said that a rifle had been found at the scene.
The motive was unknown for the shooting about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Seattle. The FBI was assisting local authorities, but it said there was no evidence to point to terrorism.