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Police say that at least one person is dead and 7 others are injured after shooting in downtown Seattle


Added 01-22-20 11:14:02pm EST - “A motive for the shooting in downtown Seattle remains unclear. The suspect is believed to be a lone male.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Police say that at least 1 person is dead and 7 others are injured after shooting in downtown Seattle”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police on Wednesday night confirmed that a gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, killing one person and injuring seven others. 

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins told press that police responded to reports of a shooting at 5 p.m. local time, according to The Washington Post. 

The Seattle Times reported said seven people are being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds, including a 9-year-old boy, citing police. One person died at the scene, and the others were taken to the hospital.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear. Both the homicide and gang units were on the scene, according to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best. Police are still searching for at least one suspect.

Best later said that the shooting was not a random act and that an argument had taken place before outside a McDonald's before shots were fired, according to Amy Clancy of local news outlet KIRO7.

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