Tragic… One person was killed and three others were wounded Thursday, June 5 in a shooting on the campus of Seattle Pacific University that ended after a student disarmed the gunman.
Seattle police reported that the shooter entered a campus building with a shotgun and shot four students before he was pepper-sprayed by a student building monitor. Other students jumped on top of the gunman and held him until authorities arrived.
Susan Gregg, a Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman said a man in his 20s died, and a 20-year-old woman was in surgery with critical injuries. Gregg had no additional information on the man who died, and said two other gunshot victims, a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, were in satisfactory condition.
The shooting, which occurred around 3:30 p.m., took place at Otto Miller Hall, an academic building, Q13Fox.com reported. Seattle police said the suspect entered the building and began shooting before pausing to reload. Staff members then disarmed him before police arrived.
Seattle Pacific University, a private Christian university, has about 4,000 students. The university sits on a 40-acre campus located in a residential neighborhood on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill, about 10 minutes from Seattle’s downtown.
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