Vancouver, Washington — Vancouver Police were responding to an active shooting at a downtown senior living apartment building Thursday. One person was killed and at least two more were injured.
There was a massive police response at the Smith Tower — at 5th/6th Washington Street.
A SWAT team was called in and officers were seen entering the building with rifles drawn.
According to The Columbian, “The suspect is described as an 80-year-old white male, glasses, beard, wearing a hat, and a tan and blue jacket; they believe they know the identity of the shooter. He is believed to be a resident of the building. Police have spoken with him via phone.”
The suspect was later taken into custody after communicating with a police negotiator. A motive remains unknown.
Breaking News: Reports of a shooting at the Smith Tower in downtown Vancouver, WA. Possibly multiple victims. pic.twitter.com/lnLs4o4aKs
— Dan Tilkin (@DanTilkinKOIN6) October 3, 2019
— The Columbian (@thecolumbian) October 3, 2019
The scene at Smith Tower pic.twitter.com/nWE1tCveB2
— AmandaCowanPhoto (@AmandaCowan10) October 3, 2019
Residents were asked to avoid the area.