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22 Jan 2020 | 08:07 PM UTC

US: Police search for gunman in downtown Seattle (Washington) January 22

Police officers are searching for the suspected gunman who shot multiple people in downtown Seattle (Washington state) on January 22; avoid the area

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Event

A gunman wounded multiple people in downtown Seattle (Washington state) at around 17:00 (local time) on Wednesday, January 22. The shooting occurred near 4th Avenue and Pine Street and emergency personnel have deployed to the area to provide medical assistance. According to the police, the suspected shooter has fled from the scene and a search is ongoing. Details are still emerging.

A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Seattle are advised to avoid the area of the shooting, report any suspicious behavior or activity to the police, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.