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Sources: Seattle Police identify two suspects in downtown shooting that killed 1, injured 7 others

Posted: 8:48 PM, Jan 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-23 10:38:42-05

SEATTLE — Investigators have identified two suspects in Wednesday’s shooting in downtown Seattle that killed one person and injured seven others, including a 9-year-old boy, sources tell Q13.

Q13 will not be releasing the suspects’ names unless police seek the public’s help in finding them. A source close to the investigation told Brandi Kruse that the men – both 24 years old – have a history with law enforcement and are clearly considered armed and dangerous.

The chaotic scene unfolded around 5 p.m. during rush hour, when the bus-only 3rd Avenue is full of commuters who take public transit to get to and from downtown.

Police said a fight that started outside of the McDonald’s at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street escalated and multiple people started shooting. A woman between 40 and 50 years old was killed. Seven others were injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview, gave the following updates on the shooting victims Thursday morning:

  • 9-YEAR-OLD BOY – SATISFACTORY
  • 55-YEAR-OLD WOMAN – CRITICAL
  • 32-YEAR-OLD MAN – SATISFACTORY
  • 21-YEAR-OLD MAN – DISCHARGED
  • 34-YEAR-OLD MAN – DISCHARGED
  • 35-YEAR-OLD MAN – DISCHARGED
  • 49-YEAR-OLD MAN – DISCHARGED

The incident happened on the heels of another shooting a few blocks away, where a suspect was shot by Seattle Police officers and county deputies after he allegedly rammed a patrol car with a car and pulled out a gun. Officers rushed from that scene to 3rd and Pine after reports of a “mass casualty” incident.

Police are asking people with photos or videos of the shooting to submit the evidence here.

You can also submit information, photos or videos related to the shooting to Crime Stoppers for a $1,000 cash reward. Use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Stay with News 3 for updates.