The police in the city of Burlington in the US state of Washington are still searching for a man who shot the visitors at a Cascade Mall shopping center. According to the latest data, the shooting left four women dead and one man wounded, reported the New York Times.

The gunman managed to leave before the police arrived. According to special services, the shooter could act alone. The area has been cordoned off.

The authorities and the police state of Washington circulated a photo of alleged shooter.

The photo, captured by CCTV cameras, shows a dark-haired man in a black T-shirt with a gun in his hand. The suspect is allegedly a Hispanic man.

Earlier, four men were killed in a shooting in Burlington. Police are searching for a man who was last seen heading from the mall to the federal highway I5.

Burlington is about 100 miles north of Seattle.