UPDATE: The gunman remains at large and police are searching for him, police said.
The mall, located off Southcenter Parkway, is being locked down, officials said. It will remain closed for the rest of the night.
An off-duty sergeant with the Washington State Patrol at the scene said one victim underwent CPR after being hit. At least two victims later were rushed to the hospital.
Two people were put in handcuffs by officers at the scene, the trooper said, but it is not known what connection – if any – they had with the shooting.
UPDATE from KOMO: At least one person was hit by gunfire in a shooting Saturday afternoon inside Southcenter Mall as it was filled with pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, witnesses said.
An off-duty sergeant with the Washington State Patrol at the scene said the victim is undergoing CPR after being hit.
Two people were put in handcuffs by officers at the scene, the trooper said.
Other witnesses told KOMO News they heard at least three shots fired just after 3:30 p.m. in front of the Forever 21 store near the mall’s food court.
The gunfire sparked immediate panic, and people started running for the exits.
Police raced to the scene in their patrol cars, lights flashing.
Shoppers are being evacuated from the mall, and officers are trying to determine exactly what happened and whether a shooter remains at large.
A spokesperson with the Tukwila Police Department confirms that there have been multiple shots fired at Southcenter Mall this evening.
There are eyewitness accounts of several shots fired within the mall and shoppers running for safety.
Tukwila Police have also confirmed they are on the scene, but have so far given no details on any possible injuries or suspects.
New crews are on their way to the mall right now.