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Two dead after gunfire erupts outside shopping mall as panicked shoppers flee

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TWO men have been killed after gunfire erupted outside a shopping mall in Renton.

Cops raced to the scene shortly after 2.30pm on Monday to reports of shots fired outside the Regal Cinemas at The Landing mall.

When officers arrived, they found two men dead.

Cops are investigating the case as a possible murder-suicide.

Police said initial reports suggest one of the men opened fire on the other before shooting himself.

Detective Robert Onishi said: “We have eyewitness accounts that… the first man pulled out a gun, shot the second multiple times, then walked a short distance away.

“And then he shot himself and both were pronounced dead at the scene.”

Terrified eyewitnesses said panicked shoppers ran for their lives after hearing gunshots.

Patrick Ward told KIRO 7: “It was initial panic… no one knows what’s going on.

“Ladies were screaming, saying, you know, ‘you need to run, there’s an active shooter’.”

Cops believe the shooting was a targeted incident and the two men involved were known to each other.

Officers do not believe there is any wider threat to the public.

The Landing is a popular area in Renton with restaurants and shops.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Renton Police Department and reference case number 22-12389.

This is a developing story…

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