Four fatally shot at mall in Washington state

SEATTLE - Four people were fatally shot in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Skagit County, Friday evening, according to a Washington State Patrol trooper. It’s unclear how many people fired shots, Sgt. Mark Francis reported on Twitter. Earlier, he said the suspected shooter, a man, was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from Cascade Mall. A…
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Tyler Chamber Radio for week of Sept. 26

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24 September 2016 [11:10 AM]
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Four fatally shot at mall in Washington state

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23 September 2016 [11:59 PM]
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23 September 2016 [11:21 PM]
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23 September 2016 [06:57 PM]
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