“1 person killed, 7 more injured in Seattle shooting” Seattle police say one person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting near Third Avenue and Pine Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
One victim died at the scene, said to be a woman between age of 40 and 50. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said medics took five people to Harborview Medical Center, but the hospital reported seven victims.
Among those injured included a 9-year-old boy, who is in serious condition. A 55-year-old woman is in critical condition. In stable condition are a 35-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, and a 34-year-old man. A 49-year-old man was treated and released.
The areas where the shooting victims were wounded include the legs, buttocks, chest and abdomen, according to Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
Forty-five police units were dispatched to the scene at the time of the shooting. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said there is no reason to believe this shooting is connected to two previous shootings in Seattle within the past 24 hours.
“This is not a random incident,” Best said. “There was a dispute that happened in front of the McDonald’s.”
Best said details are murky as to how many suspects were involved in the shooting, as multiple people fled from the scene.
“I don’t see any future danger to the public. We’ve locked down the scene,”Everything is safe for the night.”
Third Avenue between Pine Street and Stewart Street is closed.
Tyler Parsons, an employee at Victrola Coffee Shop, told The Seattle Times people ran to take cover behind the register and he rushed some customers and a co-worker into a storage room.
Governor Jay Ins-lee tweeted a response Wednesday night: “I a horrified and dismayed to hear about the shooting in Seattle tonight. We grieve for the one individual confirmed dead in the shooting, and wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured. I know Seattle Police are doing everything they can to find the perpetrator and I join Mayor Durkan and Chief Best in urging anyone with possible information about this shooting to call the tip line at 206-233-5000.”
This is the second shooting in downtown on Wednesday. Police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Blanchard involving Seattle police and King County deputies around 3 p.m.
Seattle police say the suspect in the earlier shooting was taken to Harbor view Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. No officers or deputies were injured.
On Tuesday, a 55-year-old man was found shot in a stairwell at West lake Center. Police said he later died from his injuries.