Cascade Mall shooting

2016 Mass Shooting

On September 23, 2016, five people were killed in a mass shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, U.S.

2016 Cascade Mall shooting
Cascade Mall shooting is located in Washington (state)
Cascade Mall shooting
Cascade Mall shooting (Washington (state))
Cascade Mall shooting is located in the United States
Cascade Mall shooting
Cascade Mall shooting (the United States)
LocationCascade Mall, Burlington, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates48°27′44″N 122°20′16″W / 48.462213°N 122.337782°W / 48.462213; -122.337782
DateSeptember 23, 2016
6:52 p.m. (PDT)
Attack type
Mass shooting, mass murder
WeaponsRuger 10/22 rifle [1]
Suspected perpetrator
Arcan Cetin

The gunman was identified as Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old who emigrated from Turkey as a child with his family. He was arrested the following day in Oak Harbor, Washington, his hometown.[3][4] On September 26, he confessed to committing the shooting.[5]

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. PDT on the same day, Cetin walked into a Macy's store at the Cascade Mall with a stolen rifle and opened fire,[6][7] killing four women and one man.[4] The male victim died the next day at a Seattle hospital.[8]


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  3. Sgt. Mark Francis [@wspd7pio] (September 24, 2016). "Sadly the male and 5th victim who was taken to Harborview has passed away #CascadeMallShooting" (Twitter post). Retrieved September 24, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  5. Allard, Jody; Lyke, M.L.; Wang, Amy B. (September 26, 2016). "Washington mall shooting suspect confesses to killings". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. "Tips from public lead to arrest of Burlington mall shooting suspect". KING-TV. September 25, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  7. Solis, Steph; Hughes, Trevor (September 25, 2016). "Washington mall shooting suspect to face 5 murder charges". USA Today. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  8. Dicasimirro, Gemma; Jamieson, Alastair; Sederholm, Jillian; Chuck, Elizabeth (September 24, 2016). "Macy's Shooting: Police Plead for Help IDing Gunman After 5 Killed at Washington Mall". NBC News. Retrieved September 24, 2016.