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(BURLINGTON, Wash.) — The suspect in the shooting at a mall in Washington state that left five people dead has been taken into custody, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Officials identified the suspect as Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old Oak Harbor resident.

The shooting occurred Friday evening at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. Police said the suspect entered the mall shortly before 7 p.m. and opened fire roughly 10 minutes later in the makeup department of Macy’s, police said.

Surveillance video images released by authorities showed that the suspect, whom police described as Hispanic and in his late teens or early 20s, went into the mall without the rifle that he shortly after brandished in the department store.

Four women, ranging in age from teens to seniors, were killed, and a man who had sustained life-threatening injuries died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Saturday morning, several hours after he was taken there, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer with the Washington State Patrol.

Police have said they believe the suspect acted alone, and the FBI said it had no indication that the shooting was linked to terrorism.

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