Mass shooting at Airport Way South in Seattle, at least 5 shot


PUBLISHED Tue, January 26, 2016 - 10:51pm EST
Credit: WSDOT


A mass shooting with at least five victims has been reported at a homeless encampment on Airport Way South in Seattle, fire officials say, but only few details were immediately available. No arrests have been made so far. (more)





The incident happened at about 7:21 p.m. PT on Tuesday when police and medics were called to a "multiple casualty incident" at 1500 Airport Way South, which is in the vicinity of South Atlantic Street. A witness reported seeing at least five victims, but their conditions were not immediately known.

The Seattle Police Department confirmed that it was responding to a shooting on Airport Way South and South Atlantic Street, but provided no details about the circumstances of the incident. Investigators are looking for at least two suspects and no arrests have been made so far.

Photos and video from the scene showed a major emergency response which included dozens of police vehicles, ambulances and fire trucks.

Tuesday's shooting happened just minutes before Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered a special, televised address to give an update on the city's efforts to address homelessness. Murray and the City Council declared a state of emergency in November to address a growing crisis of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Seattle and King County.

"Moments ago, I was informed by the Seattle Police Department that there was a shooting with multiple victims at Airport Way and South Atlantic," Mayor Murray said at the conclusion of his speech. "It is an active scene. Police are at the location right now and both Chief O'Toole and I will brief the press and the city as soon as we have more information. The scene is an active crime scene. At this point we don't know if it's safe."

Other details were not immediately available.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like us on Facebook by clicking here.







t="1"}   Seattle, WA     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Tornado warning for downtown Houston, Bellaire, and Pasadena     11 hrs  

Minnesota Amber Alert: Harlen Hulbert abducted from Minneapolis     1 day  

6-year-old Nataly Irias missing from West Palm Beach, Florida      4 days  

Car strikes pedestrians on Essex Street in Islington, London     4 days  

Alabama Amber Alert: Christian Perkins abducted from Gordo     4 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

Tornado warning for downtown Houston, Bellaire, and Pasadena     11 hrs  

Driver arrested after striking police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol      13 hrs  

3 storm chasers killed in crash near Spur, Texas     1 day  

Peruvian Airlines plane bursts into flames at Jauja Airport in Peru     1 day  

North Korea preparing to carry out nuclear test - monitor     1 day  





More U.S. News

Driver arrested after striking police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol      13 hrs  

3 storm chasers killed in crash near Spur, Texas     1 day  

Man with package prompts lockdown at the White House     1 day  

Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dead at 101     1 wk  

Driver claiming to have bomb causes alert at the White House     1 wk