1 Dead, 3 Wounded In Seattle College Shooting

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(CNN) — A gunman opened fire Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, killing one person and wounding two before a student tackled him, Seattle police said.

The gunman was reloading a shotgun when the student, working as a building monitor, used pepper spray and knocked him down, Police Capt. Chris Fowler told reporters.

“Once on the ground, other students jumped on top of them and subdued the shooter,” he said.

The suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, is in custody, police said.

The shooting began inside the foyer of Otto Miller Hall, which houses the university’s science, math and engineering departments, when the gunman confronted three people and shot them, Fowler said.

A 20-year-old man was declared dead at Harborview Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Leila Grey said. A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition and 24-year-old man was in satisfactory condition, she said. A fourth person was hospitalized for emotional trauma, she said.

Briana Clarke told CNN she was in Otto Miller Hall when she heard two loud but muffled shots that sounded like “helium balloons popping.”

“I thought it was another one of my professors that was giving a demonstration,” she said.

“I walked into the hallway and saw a classmate of mine running frantically, saying that someone had been shot.”

Student Blake Oliveria was in a classroom when he heard the gunshots.

He said he removed his shoes in case he had to run but stayed in the classroom until police arrived to escort students out.

“I saw blood … on the ground,” he told CNN. “There were two or three big (pools) and some small ones scattered throughout the hallway.”

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9 comments

  • protect me uncle sam

    Another false flag attack. Just a ruse to enact more gun control legislation. America is not going to give up their guns. The government should really stop orchestrating these events. America is so desensitized. These false flag attacks are not even newsworthy anymore. Maybe the American police states should quit persecuting marijuana smokers and end homelessness. Then MAYBE I might possibly feel some sort of remorse. As it is now 1% controls 99% of the money. The banks cannot fail. Convicted felons cannot get an apartment in Fayetteville. Im really more interested in the legalization of marijuana. Until then dont attempt to gain my sympathy. Nobody has any sympathy for me. Why should I?

    • D

      The truly sad part is that you think an inanimate object such as guns or a fascination for guns are the cause of the problem. People are working the guns that is the problem.

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