Authorities in Seattle have cordoned off an area near 3rd & Pine following a mass shooting in the heart of the city. We don’t know very much at this time, except that five people are said to be wounded and two have life-threatening injuries. The perpetrator(s) are unknown at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Police have said they believe the gunfire resulted from a personal argument. A weapon, or weapons, were drawn and shots were fired into a crowd.
Five people were wounded Wednesday in a shooting in downtown Seattle.
At 6:45 PM, Seattle police officers and King County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to 3rd Avenue and Pine Street after hearing gunfire.
Police found five victims on the street in front of a convenience store and at an adjacent bus stop.
One man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The four other victims—one woman and three men—were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
At this time, the shooting NOT believed to be connected to earlier demonstration at Westlake.
Detectives are on scene and have closed several streets in the area as police collect evidence and search for witnesses.
Police are still gathering information about the suspect, who is believed to be an adult male.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact detectives at 206–684-5550.
As noted, the shooting is unconnected to large protests against Donald Trump that began at Westlake Center and have since moved to the University of Washington. Those protests have remained peaceful and now involve thousands of people.