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US mall shooting: Man wounded in attack dies overnight, toll now at 5

'Tragedy has struck in Washington tonight. Our hearts are in Burlington,' governor Jay Inslee said on Twitter. Photograph: (Reuters)

Washington, DC, United States Sep 24, 2016, 03.23 AM (IST)
The man who had been wounded in the mall shooting in America's Washington state died overnight, taking the toll from the attack to five.  

A man walked into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles (105 km) north of Seattle and began shooting at about 7 pm local time on Friday, Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said on Twitter.

A man who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries died overnight, Francis said to the New York Times on Saturday, Reuters reported. 

A manhunt is underway to nab the assailant, police said. Local authorities searched all night long for the gunman, believed to be armed with a rifle, and warned residents to remain inside, Reuters reported.

Police have identified the shooter as a Hispanic American.

"Tragedy has struck in Washington tonight. Our hearts are in Burlington," governor Jay Inslee said on Twitter.

This latest attack took place only a few days after a man stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead. 

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