According to authorities, a shooting on Seattle Pacific University's campus today has left several people injured.
USA Today reports that the shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, causing Otto Miller Hall to be evacuated. NBC News reports that there are four confirmed victims who were transported to Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds. According KING 5 News in Seattle, two victims are in life-threatening condition, while the other two are stable.
Confirmed 4 victims in @SeattlePacific shooting: 1 man 1 woman with life-threatening injuries; 1 man, 1 woman in stable condition— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 5, 2014
One person has been taken into custody, and the Seattle Police Department says they aren't seeking any other suspects.
KIRO-TV reporter: Man in black hoodie placed in police car after shooting at Seattle university - pic.twitter.com/vmBJwQ307h— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) June 5, 2014
Re: shooting at Seattle Pacific University. The suspect is in custody. There are no outstanding suspects being sought.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 5, 2014
The school remains on lockdown, and NBC News says officials are urging students and faculty to avoid the campus.
UPDATED: According to the Associated Press, one fatality has been reported.
BREAKING: Hospital says 1 man has died following Seattle university shooting.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2014
KOMO News offered more details:
The wounded were rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where one victim, a man in his 20s, died shortly after arrival. A 20-year-old woman is in critical condition while a 24-year-old man and 22-year-old man were in satisfactory condition, hospital officials said.
The gunman has been identified as 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra. Ybarra has been booked on murder charges and his public defender, Ramona Brandes, said he has a history of mental issues. Brandes adds that Ybarra is on suicide watch in jail.
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