Multiple People Shot In Downtown Seattle, Casualties Reported



WASHINGTON STATE — At least six people were wounded, 1 fatally, in a shooting in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening. Five others were also reported as critically wounded. A child is reportedly among the victims.

The gunman remains at large.

According to local media, the gunfire broke out around 5 p.m. local time near Third Avenue and Pine Street–next to a Macy’s and McDonald’s. Dozens of police units and ambulances responded to the area.

Homicide and gang investigators were on scene combing through surveillance video in attempts to identify the shooter.

“We’ve locked down the scene,” Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said. “This is not an active shooting at this point, but we are collecting evidence and information.”

It was unclear what led up to the shooting. A motive for the crime is unknown. 

“We heard what sounded like a bunch of automatic weapon fire — just 30-40 shots, just ‘Bam-bam-bam-bam-bam!’ ” a witness told KOMO. “We saw people running up the sidewalk toward the McDonalds and hiding around the corner.”

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