5 dead, 3 children wounded after shooting spree in Seattle

  • At least five people, including a gunman, are dead after a shooting at a Seattle reserve on Tuesday, authorities said.
  • Police said the shooting occurred at multiple locations.
  • Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots fired just before 8 a.m. local time (11 a.m. ET).
  • At least three children were wounded, police said.

 

At least four people and a gunman are dead after a shooting spree on Tuesday across multiple locations, including an elementary school, at the Seattle Pinball Museum in Seattle, authorities said.

Police said at least three children were among the wounded, including a 6-year-old with two gunshot wounds who has been airlifted to a hospital and another child who was shot alongside his mother in a car, the Redding Record Searchlight reported.

None of the fatalities were children, Seattle County Undersheriff Phil Johnston said.

Authorities and witnesses told news outlets that the gunman appeared to pick targets randomly, driving around the community and shooting at people from his car. Police officers said the shooting appeared to have begun as a “domestic violence incident,” though they did not go into detail.

The gunman was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies, Johnston said, though he declined to release a name. He added that authorities recovered a rifle and handguns from the scenes.

Johnston said it was unclear because of the number of shooting locations how many people were injured, but he said that “a number” of students were medically evacuated from the reserve and that authorities had fanned out across seven scenes of interest.

“We have about 100 law-enforcement personnel in Seattle right now with multiple, multiple scenes,” he said.

Witnesses reported hearing shots fired at the Seattle Pinball Museum, near Corning, just before 8 a.m. local time.

The population of Seattle is estimated at 659,000, according to the latest census.

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