Police search for suspect after fatal shooting at Burlington gas station

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BURLINGTON, Wash. — Police in Burlington are searching for a suspect following a fatal shooting at a gas station Friday.

The shooting happened just before 11:30 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Burlington Boulevard -- about a quarter mile south of Burlington-Edison High School.

Police identified the suspect as a 19-year-old Christian Flores of Sedro Woolley. See his picture above.

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"If you see Flores or have information as to his whereabouts, do not approach and please call 911. Flores is believed to be armed and dangerous," a spokesperson for the police department wrote in a news release.

Family identified the victim as Dougie Gunter, a Swinomish Tribal member, who lived near Mount Vernon. His brother described Gunter as "a great kid, full of life. If you were having a bad day, he was there to make you smile and pick you up."

Both the high school, and Westview Elementary School, were placed on a modified lockdown during the initial investigation.

The lockdown was lifted at 3:20 p.m. and buses began running on a regular schedule at 3:30 p.m.

Police said the victim died at the scene. The suspect, investigators said, should be considered armed and dangerous.

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