Three killed after gunman opens fire on Washington convenience store and flees in yet another US mass shooting

(Yakima Police Department)

Three people were killed in a “random” Washington state convenience store shooting and the suspect remains on the loose in the latest in a string of US shootings.

Police in Yakima, Washington, say that the suspect first pulled into an ARCO/ampm gas station in the city and “tried to get into the lobby,” but the doors were locked.

The suspect then crossed the street to a Circle K and as he entered the store he pulled out a gun and fatally shot two people

“As he’s walking into the store he pulls out his gun and there are two people getting food and he shoots them,” said Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray.

The suspect then walked out of the store and fatally shot another person. Police say the man then walked back across the street to the gas station shot into another car and drove off.

Chief Murray said that they have no idea why the shooting took place.

“This is a dangerous person and it’s random, so there is a danger to the community,” Chief Murray said. “We don’t have a motive and we don’t know why.”