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22 Jan 2020 | 09:04 PM UTC

US: One person killed in Seattle shooting January 22 /update 1

Police confirm one person was killed and six others wounded in shooting in Seattle (Washington state) on January 22; search for suspected shooter ongoing

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Event

Police officials in Seattle (Washington state) confirmed that one person was killed and six others wounded in a shooting on Wednesday, January 22. The incident occurred at approximately 17:00 (local time) near Third Avenue and Pine Street. Police officers are still searching for the suspected shooter as of 19:00 and it is unclear if more than one gunman was involved. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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.