Law enforcement officials are still seeking answers to what motivated a 20-year-old man to open fire at a Macy’s in Washington state Friday evening.
The shooter is 20-year-old Arcan Cetin from the city of Oak Harbor, Wash. He was arrested Saturday evening based off a tip that came in, which resulted in police interviewing Cetin’s family and others close to him. He was found Saturday evening walking along a road in Island County, which is roughly one hour away from where the shooting took place, and taken into custody.
Cetin was seen entering the Macy’s at the Cascade Mall in Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and reappeared on surveillance cameras 10 minutes later carrying a rifle. He opened fire in the store’s cosmetics department killing four females, with the youngest a teenager. A fifth, male victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his wounds. Shoppers were evacuated from the mall, forced to leave their vehicles behind. It was until just before 1 p.m. on Saturday that individuals who had parked on the east side of the property could begin picking up their vehicles.
Law enforcement officials are in the process of obtaining search warrants for Cetin, his home and his vehicle, the latter of which was impounded by the Mount Vernon Police Department.
The mall, located about 65 miles north of Seattle, will remain closed through Sunday and is expected to reopen Monday.