Cops Respond To Active Shooting at Historic Skyscraper In Vancouver, Washington

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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.

Residents were asked to avoid the area.

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