5 people shot in downtown Seattle, fire department says

SEATTLE — A man who was involved in an argument in downtown Seattle began to walk away, then turned and opened fire Wednesday night, police said.  Five people were wounded.

Two male victims were in critical condition and three others — two men and a woman were serious, Harborview Medical Center said. Their ages range between 20 to 50 years old, KCPQ reported.

Police said the shooting was unrelated to an anti-Trump protest that was occurring elsewhere in downtown Seattle.

The Seattle Police Department said that at about 6:45 p.m., Seattle police officers and King County sheriff’s deputies rushed to 3rd Avenue and Pine Street after hearing gunfire.

“Police found five victims on the street in front of a convenience store and at an adjacent bus stop,” the SPD said. There were four males and one female.

Police said the victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

A police spokesman told reporters the shooting appeared to be a result of some kind of argument on the street. The suspect turned to walk away and turned back and opened fire, police said.

The suspect then fled on foot.

Police said they were bringing members of the gang unit and homicide unit in to investigate the shooting.