Seattle-Area Mall Shooting That Killed 5 Shows ‘No Evidence’ of Terrorism: FBI

PHOTO: Four people are dead following a shooting Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, authorities said.Sgt. Mark Francis/Washington State Police
PHOTO: Four people are dead following a shooting Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, authorities said.Sgt. Mark Francis/Washington State Police

The FBI said Saturday that there is no indication of a terrorism link in a shooting at a Seattle-area mall that killed 5.

“We have no indication this was a terrorism act,” an assistant special agent in the FBI’s Seattle office said at a press conference Saturday morning on the shooting. “There is no evidence to support that.”

Authorities are still searching for the gunman who was last seen armed with a rifle after four women and a man were fatally shot Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington State Patrol said.

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SOURCE: ABC NEWS ONLINE

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