UPDATE: Rifle Recovered at the Scene of the #CascadeMallshooting, Suspect Still At large 


UPDATE 8:32 a.m. (PT): Authorities say they have recovered a rifle at the scene of the Cascade Mall shooting. The suspect is still at large, and a manhunt is underway. At this time, police do not have a name or positive identification on the suspect. Early descriptions based on witness accounts described the suspect as “Hispanic”; however, the race of the suspected gunman has not been confirmed by authorities.

Police say the suspect appeared to enter the mall without a weapon, and walked into a Macy’s approximately ten minutes later with a rifle. There, the suspect fired multiple times and killed four women at the scene (one man died of his injuries at Harborview Medical Center).

The victims’ ages range from “teenager to senior [citizen].”

At this time, authorities do not believe there is evidence to support that this is an act of terrorism.

An earlier version of this story is here.

Source: CBS Seattle

4 Comments on “UPDATE: Rifle Recovered at the Scene of the #CascadeMallshooting, Suspect Still At large ”

  1. bwcarey says:

    we live in a world where gun violence is readily accepted, with guns in so many places, what is happening is not that unusual.

    • The Butcher says:

      About the unfortunate ‘readily accepted’ part of the comment, I agree. This, however, is incorrect: “with guns in so many places…” in fact, the opposite is true. While the number of guns sold and owned in the U.S. has steadily increased, the gun murder rate has gone steadily down. Im the 1990s, there were far fewer guns in circulation, but nearly twice as many gun homicides as there are today.

      The overwhelming murder weapon of choice is handgun. The number of people murdered by rifles — any type of rifle, including so-called “assault rifles” — is exceedingly small. Only a few hundred a year. More people are murdered with things like hammers, or fists, or feet, than rifles. Rifle murders are surprisingly rare.

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