Surveillance video image of man suspected of killing five people in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA. (Photo: Skagit County Department of Emergency Management)

Surveillance video image of man suspected of killing five people in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA. (Photo: Skagit County Department of Emergency Management)

Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females and one man, before fleeing toward an interstate on foot.

People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked the doors of nearby stores after gunshots rang out just after 7 p.m. Friday at the Cascade Mall. A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scoured the area for a rifle-carrying man, Yahoo News reports.

"We are still actively looking for the shooter," Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said at a news conference. "Stay indoors, stay secure."

Francis said police were seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a "hunting-type" rifle last seen walking toward Interstate 5.

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