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Police patrol the area as a stretcher is wheeled into the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington, on Nov. 22, 2008, after reports of gun fire.
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The Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington, was evacuated Nov. 22, 2008, after reports of gun fire.
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TUKWILA, Wash. (CBS) ― CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle reports that there is a "serious" shooting incident at a local mall Saturday.

Tukwila Police Department officials told KIRO that there were 2 victims in serious condition at local hospitals and that they are still looking for the gunman. Police were doing a store-to-store search and are not sure if the gunman has left the mall.

One man who says he works at the mall told KIRO that 2 people were shot and that he heard two gun shots.

An off-duty Washington State Patrol sergeant told the Associated Press that one victim underwent CPR after being hit inside the Southcenter Mall. The trooper says two people were put in handcuffs, according to AP.

Witnesses told AP they heard at least three shots fired near the mall's food court. The mall was evacuated as officers investigated and tried to determine whether a shooter was at large.

http://wbztv.com/national/Seattle.Mall.shooting.2.871369.html
 

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Gunfire at Wash. shopping mall kills 1, wounds 1



Sun Nov 23, 3:45 AM ET

Paramedics move a victim to an ambulance outside the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Wash. Saturday Nov. 22, 2008 after shots erupted in the packed Seattle-area shopping mall followingr an apparent argument between a gunman and two other young men, killing one of the men, creating panic among shoppers and sending police on a store-to-store search for the shooter, authorities said.(AP Photo/KOMO-TV)

TUKWILA, Wash. - Police on Sunday were searching for a gunman who opened fire in a packed Seattle-area shopping mall, killing one man and critically injuring another, before apparently slipping away in a crowd of panicked shoppers.
Officer Mike Murphy, a police spokesman, said the Saturday afternoon gunfire may have been gang-related. He said police anticipated identifying the shooter "soon" and then making an arrest.
The Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was jammed with thousands of pre-Thanksgiving Day shoppers when the gunman fired multiple shots after apparently getting into an altercation with the two victims, police said. One victim died at a hospital and a second was in critical condition Saturday night.
Chauncey Williams, a soldier from Fort Lewis, said he witnessed the shooting. He said he was coming out a store when he saw two men arguing and then saw one pull out a gun and start firing.
"I've got the heebie jeebies," Williams told The Seattle Times. "It's like I'm back in Iraq or something."
SWAT teams from all over Puget Sound converged on the mall, which was locked down for six hours. Store employees and customers were allowed to exit in groups. After the search was completed, Murphy said the assailant "must have got out with the crowd."
The assailant and the two victims were all in their late teens or early 20s. Murphy said no other people were injured.
The mall planned to reopen on schedule Sunday morning, Murphy said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081123/ap_on_re_us/mall_shooting
 
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