SEATTLE: Pioneer Square Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Injured, Pedestrians on Edge

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One bullet actually struck a window at Smith Tower. Luckily nobody inside was hurt.

SEATTLE — There were some scary moments in downtown Seattle when police say a gunman opened fire at 2nd Avenue and Yesler Way.smith-tower-postcard

“They chased the man who they believe had shot our victim but they were unable to catch him or keep up with him. They lost him a few blocks away.”

— Detective Patrick Michaud

One man was shot and was rushed to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened just prior to a meeting with city leaders who are working to tackle crime that has plagued Pioneer Square.

Police responded just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning; the shooting happened when the sidewalk was filled with people heading to work.

One bullet actually struck a window at Smith Tower. Luckily nobody inside was hurt.

“I think 4 pops and 1 was a little after the other.”

— Jenny Rose Ryan who works in the building

Ryan was on the 6th floor of Smith Tower when the shots fired directly across the street from her office.

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Police said witnesses on the street chased after the shooter –but they lost him in the crowds.

“They chased the man who they believe had shot our victim but they were unable to catch him or keep up with him,” said Detective Patrick Michaud. “They lost him a few blocks away.”

The shooting happened only blocks away from city hall where local leaders talked about ways to curb both small-time and violent crime in downtown Seattle…(more)

Q13 FOX News



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