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The Latest: 2 killed, 2 hurt in Seattle shooting, carjacking

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, left, and Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green give a media briefing following a shooting in Seattle on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Authorities say one man was fatally shot and another killed in an automobile crash Wednesday afternoon after a gunman opened fire on vehicles in a Seattle neighborhood. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
March 27, 2019 - 7:31 PM

SEATTLE - The Latest on an incident in Seattle in which two people were killed and two were wounded (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Police say two people were killed and two were injured after a man opened fire on vehicles including a metro bus in Seattle.

Seattle Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green says just after 4 p.m. Wednesday a man approached a driver near the Lake City neighbourhood and shot her before firing on a southbound Metro bus.

Green says the driver turned the bus around and drove to a safe place before hitting his alarm button and reporting he was shot. Green says the suspect then approached another motorist and fired, killing that driver.

Green says when police arrived the suspect fled in the vehicle and collided with another vehicle nearby, killing that driver. Police took him into custody after a brief standoff.

The female driver, the bus driver and the suspect were taken to a Seattle hospital.


5:12 p.m.

Police say four people including a city bus driver have been shot in North Seattle and that one person has been detained.

Seattle Police said on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that officers were on the scene with multiple victims in the Lake City neighbourhood.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told the Seattle Times that four people were shot and that one of them was killed.

A bus driver on the Metro Route 75 was hit in the torso, but able to walk to a gurney to be taken to a hospital by paramedics, according to Kenneth Price, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587.

Price says it's unclear whether the driver was targeted.

The Seattle Department of Transportation says all lanes were blocked on Sand Point Way NE at NE 115th Street and at Lake City Way and 125th Street.

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