Shooting near protest in downtown Seattle, multiple victims

PUBLISHED Wed, November 09, 2016 - 10:13pm EST
Credit: Dave McLauchlan

A gunman fired into a crowd outside a store in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening, injuring five people before fleeing the scene, police and witnesses say. There was no known link to a protest that was taking place in the area. (more)

FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday when multiple gunshots were fired outside a 7-Eleven at 3rd and Pine in downtown Seattle, not far from the scene of a protest against Tuesday's election of Donald Trump.

Officers who were working in the area because of the protest heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene, after which they located five victims on the street in front of a convenience store and at an adjacent bus stop.

A man - whose identity was not immediately released - was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The four other victims - one woman and three men - were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said at a news briefing that the suspect is believed to have been involved in some type of personal argument, after which he fired into a crowd before fleeing the scene. He remains at large.

Merner said there was no indication that the shooting or the victims had any links to the protests.

"Detectives are on scene and have closed several streets in the area as police collect evidence and search for witnesses," police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said. "Police are still gathering information about the suspect, who is believed to be an adult male."

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 BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.

  Seattle, WA     





Happening Now

New Mexico Amber Alert: Baby abducted from Gallup

U.S. issues travel alert for Europe over terror threat

Singapore bans all commercial trade with North Korea

71 people confirmed dead in June fire at London high-rise

Cult killer Charles Manson taken to hospital, condition deteriorating


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.


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


New Mexico Amber Alert: Baby abducted from Gallup

Moderate earthquake hits near Pohang in South Korea

Military vehicles seen moving towards the Zimbabwean capital

Texas Amber Alert: Josue Gonzalez abducted from San Antonio

Missing teen Gaia Pope: 2 arrested on suspicion of murder


Knife-wielding man attacks people at mall in southeast Poland

U.S. company to resume search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

North Korea preparing for long-range missile test, Russian lawmaker says

At least 58 dead in shooting attack at Las Vegas music festival

At least 337 injured after Spanish police attempt to block independence vote