8 injured in US city shooting  

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said none of the injuries were life-threatening - Sakshi Post

Washington: Eight persons including a child were injured in a shooting on Saturday night in US’ Baltimore city, with three armed suspects at large, police said.

The shooting took place at around 8.30 p.m. in Preston Street and the three suspects - one armed with a shotgun and the other two with handguns - fled on foot after the attack, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The suspects approached a group of people gathered in front of a house and opened fire.

A father and his 3-year-old daughter who were nearby were struck as well, Davis said.
The reasons for the attack as well as further details about the alleged attackers were unknown so far.

Meanwhile the suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that killed five persons dead was caught, police said.

The Washington State Patrol said in statement that on Saturday evening at around 7.15 p.m., the gunman who opened fire on Friday in the Cascade Mall, Burlington was in custody.

The patrol said more details of the gunman would be released later, NBC News reported.

According to the statement, a 20-year-old was taken into custody in Oak Harbor, a city about 28 miles southwest of Burlington.
Five victims - four females and a male - were killed after a gunman described as wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts opened fire inside a Macy’s department store in the mall.
Security footage showed the man entering the mall.

In additional footage from about 10 minutes later, he “entered Macy’s with a rifle and fired multiple times”, police said.
The four female victims were pronounced dead on Friday night, and the male victim was taken to a hospital where later succumbed to injuries.

IANS


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