Source: Arabia.Net, Reuters
Only a few details were immediately received about the incident, but a local TV channel said that the accident occurred at the height of the evening traffic, and quoted a witness saying that he heard gunfire and saw dozens of people running, looking for a shield to protect them from bullets.
And he said: “There was complete panic … I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
The Police Department stated on Twitter that officers and paramedics provide necessary care to the victims at the scene.
Seattle Police said on Twitter: “Investigators are proceeding with the investigation after 6 people were injured in the shooting incident and one was killed.” She added, “The suspect fled the scene.”
A spokeswoman for the “Harborview Medical Center” said that 7 victims had been transferred to the hospital’s emergency department following the shooting. It did not immediately report their condition.
A local TV channel reported that at least one person was killed in the incident and 5 others were wounded, including a child.
The channel said the authorities were hunting two people on suspicion of involvement in the shooting.
The police department said that the officers and paramedics provide the necessary care to the victims at the scene.
According to the local TV channel, a 9-year-old boy was among the injured, and a 55-year-old woman was seriously injured. The channel reported that two of the suspects were fleeing.