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1 Killed, 7 People Injured in Downtown Seattle Shooting

LISA BAUMANN
Updated: January 22, 2020 11:10 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - Police say a gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, injuring seven and killing one.

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Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said Wednesday evening that authorities began receiving calls at about 5 p.m. Wednesday of multiple gunshot victims.

He says one person was found dead in a heavily trafficked area of downtown and that seven others were taken to a Seattle hospital. A woman in her 55s was shot in the abdomen is said to be in critical conditions and a 9-year-old boy is listed in critical condition. Police say he was shot in his leg. 

Police Chief Carmen Best says what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him. It's the third shooting in downtown Seattle in two days.
 

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