At first the media described the suspect as “Hispanic.” A still of the suspect from a surveillance video has been released and he could also be of Middle Eastern origin. In later reports,including this one from the NYT, there is no comment on the race of the suspect. Four women were killed in the cosmetics department which also speaks to Islamist misogyny. One man was also killed. Here is the latest from theNYT, and it’s still not much.

Considering the attack in st. Cloud, and the bombs in New York, I think we should not be surprised if this is determined to be Islamist terrorism.

Join me in praying for everyone in Burlington, and for our nation as a whole. One thing I know– we’re being swamped with beasts because we have no leadership andno guidance. Never doubt, we can reverse this madness, and we will.

Via NYT.

The police were hunting Saturday for a gunman who they say fatally shot five people at a mall north of Seattle on Friday night before.

The attacker killed four women in the cosmetics department of a Macy’s department store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., the authorities said. A man was also critically wounded in the shooting and transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died. The youngest woman killed was as a teenager, law enforcement officials said at a news conference on Saturday morning.

The gunman, who was armed with a rifle, left the scene before the police arrived. The mall was evacuated after the 7:45 p.m. shooting, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.

A spokesman for the F.B.I.’s Seattle field office said Saturday that there was no evidence to suggest that the shooting was an act of terrorism…

Security camera footage showed the suspect, whom the police described as probably in his late teens or early 20s, entering the mall without a weapon. Footage taken 10 minutes later showed him entering Macy’s with a rifle.


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  1. eMVeeH says:

    Some of those images show the killer unarmed. Assuming they’re in the correct order, could it be he cleverly hid the weapon on his person, or he—or someone else for that matter—stashed the weapon? Of course there’re probably images that the authorities aren’t sharing with the public, yet. We’ll see.

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