FIVE people were shot in Seattle in a mass shooting Wednesday night, the incident is reported as not being related to the Anti-Trump protest. Police have said that the shooting followed an argument that the suspect had with one or more of the victims.
“It appears that some type of argument took place. This individual began to walk away from the crowd, then turned and fired into the crowd,”
~!Robert Merner, assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department, said.
Three shots were fired at 3rd and pine according to Q13FOX reporter Jamie Tompkins who says she heard “three shots.” Although there were probably more to injure Five people.
— Jamie Tompkins (@JamieQ13FOX) November 10, 2016
Early reports suggested two people were in critical condition that number has now been lowered to one single person in critical condition an unknown male.
The other four victims, identified as one woman and three men, all sustained “non-life threatening wounds to the legs,” police said.
Video showed dozens of police and ambulances on the scene with at least two people transported to the hospital according to the Seattle Fire Dept.
The suspect is an unidentified male who fled the scene on foot still no word on what weapon was used, as of yet police are still investigating the scene.
Suspect is male. Merner says officers were on scene as soon as shots were fired. pic.twitter.com/m8fFlDxt3W
— Ana Sofia Knauf (@asknauf) November 10, 2016
Very large police response in downtown Seattle following report of shooting with several injured; at least 2 seen transported pic.twitter.com/2i3BITijai
— Jimmy Lovaas (@jimmylovaas) November 10, 2016
Seattle Fire crews treating 5 patients with gunshot wounds. 2 of the 5 with life-threatening injuries. Medics transporting to HMC. pic.twitter.com/HTtHejkTpc
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) November 10, 2016
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