Horror in Seattle Thursday as four people are and one wounded in a shooting. A woman in the West Seattle neighborhood shot four family members then took the own life in a murder-suicide.
Seattle Police says A man in his 30 and two young women were killed were found in a home on the 9400 block of 14th Avenue Southwest around 2:15 PM.
Initially, police were looking for an 61-year-old, Asian woman wearing a gray sweats and a white t-shirt. Later Seattle Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said woman was in her fifties. Police closed off 14th Ave S.W. between SW. Roxbury and SW. Cambridge Avenues. Law enforcement officials said she carried .25 caliber automatic pistol and 9 mm gun.
Family members were shocked of shooting. From the Seattle Post-Intellegencer:
“It’s like I want to drop to the ground and not wake up again,” Elizabeth Valencia, a relative of the deceased, told KOMO/4. She asked why it had to happen to her family.
A neighbor describes the scene:
“I just heard gun shots. I come out and cops were all over,” neighbor Bobby Miller told KOMO/4. “Just ‘bam, bam,’ and that was it, then screaming over here.”
The lone survivor tells police happened:
The wounded woman, 42, was found in the street by police when they arrived, Pugel said. She was rushed to Harborview Medical Center and medics called for donation blood, but she was expected to survive.
“All she said was, “My mom has gone crazy,'” Pugel said.
The woman was initially said to have been shot three times: once through the shoulder and again in the chest, but that bullet did not have an exit wound, authorities said. It was not clear where she was struck the third time.
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