Two Men Shot at Shopping Center Near Seattle
CNN reported that shootings at a mall in Tukwila, Washington on Saturday left two men in critical condition, authorities said.
The men were carried out of the Westfield Southcenter, located southeast of Seattle, on stretchers and placed in ambulances.
Two other people were also taken to hospitals after suffering minor injuries resulting from an evacuation of the shopping center.
Authorities said they had one good witness. The mall was shut down while police search for the gunman.
The men who were shot are believed to be in their 20s.
"They were close to each other when they were shot," said a spokesman at the scene.
Chris Plummer, who was visiting from Pennsylvania, told CNN affiliate KIRO that he was standing near the shooter when the man began shooting.
Plummer told KIRO that a group of 18- to 20-year-olds was fighting when one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting.
A woman who seemed to be to be going into labor and a man who sustained a neck injury during the evacuation were also taken to a hospital, the spokesman said.
Shoppers said the scene was chaotic as people hurried to leave.
"They grabbed their kids and ran out of there," a store manager said.