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Mall Victims Include Teen, Probation Officer, Boeing Worker

The 16-year-old high school sophomore was the youngest victim of the gunman who opened fire in department store in the small city of Burlington

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    Rachel Shuler of Burlington, Washington, takes a moment after placing a sign and balloons with her stepdaughter at a makeshift memorial on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Burlington, to the victims the victims killed in a mall shooting on Friday. The 20-year-old man suspected of killing the five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather.

    Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here's what is known about them:

    SARAI LARA:

    The 16-year-old high school sophomore was the youngest victim of the gunman who opened fire in department store in the small city of Burlington.

    Born in Mount Vernon just south of Burlington, Lara was described by her mother Evangelina as bright, all smiles and her mother's "right hand" at home for the family.

    The teen survived cancer and was told by her doctor that she was doing well, Evangelina Lara told The Seattle Times through a translator.

    The family has Mexican roots, and Sarai Lara was proud of her heritage, her mother said. She had a wide network of friends at school and helped at home, caring for year 5-year-old sister.

    "It's not fair what happened to her," Evangelina Lara said.

    CHUCK EAGAN:

    Eagan was a longtime Boeing Co. maintenance worker from Lake Stevens, his aunt, Carol Thrush told The Seattle Times.

    She said Eagan and his wife were out for a dinner and shopping at the mall. They had made their way to Macy's when the shooter opened fire. Thrush said Eagan and his wife ran, but his wife fell down as she was trying to get away.

    Eagan was shot as he helped his wife, Thrush said.

    Thrush said Eagan had two daughters and three grandchildren.

    He planned to retire from Boeing next year and hoped to travel.

    BELINDA GALDE:

    Galde, 64, was a longtime probation officer with the Skagit County District Court.

    The court in a statement described Galde as "an amazingly kind and caring individual who was much adored by her friends, her coworkers and the thousands of probationers who she helped find a better way to live."