Photo of police activity at Westfield Southcenter Mall on May 1, 2021 courtesy Patti Gifford

Two men were injured in a shooting at Westfield Southcenter Mall at around Noon on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

We confirmed with an employee on site that there was a shooting, with around ten shots heard near an area on the east side of the mall between JC Penney and Seafood City. The mall was put into lockdown for several hours.

Officers from multiple jurisdictions responded, and helped clear the mall by around 4 p.m.

As of 4 p.m., the shooting suspect had not yet been found.

Harborview Medical Center’s said it treated two males who suffered gunshot wounds; one man, 32, was in satisfactory condition and will be discharged. The second man, 27, arrived shortly thereafter and is in serious condition.

“At this time, the incident appears to be an isolated incident between potentially known individuals,” Tukwila Police tweeted. “There is no indication that this incident was an active shooter. Multiple agencies are providing assistance to Tukwila officers and detectives.”

Washington State Patrol closed all freeway exits from I-5 and SR 405 to the mall.

Below are some photos courtesy Patti Gifford, who was by the command post where all the first responders were located (the first pic shows where her car was parked).

“I was fifteen minutes from going into Nordstrom or I would have been in lockdown,” she said. “The activity was closer to Penneys on the east side of the mall.”

Here’s a video courtesy KING5:

Here’s some raw video recorded live over the scene by KOMO:

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