SEATTLE (KCPQ) –Seattle police are rushing to the scene of a shooting after six people were shot, authorities said Wednesday night.
The shooting happened around 5 p.m. near 3rd and Pine. The scene is less than half a mile from an officer-involved shooting that happened just hours before.
Officers investigating shooting near 4th and Pine. Multiple victims. The suspect has fled, and police are searching for him. Officers and medics are providing first aid to the injured. Additional information to come.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 23, 2020
Police say one person is dead, while five more were rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
Few details are available about what led up to the shooting, but authorities say the male suspect has fled and that a search is on.
Witnesses in the area say they heard what they believed was automatic gunfire.
First responders are asking people to stay away from the area.
The incident is the latest in a string of violence happening in the span of 48 hours within the city. A man was killed Tuesday in a shooting near Westlake Center.
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Crews responding to reports of multiple patients involved in a shooting near 3rd and Pine. Please avoid the area.
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) January 23, 2020