Allen Ivanov, is said to be a “scorned lover,” which is believed the reason the young tech genius killed three people at a house party in an upscale Seattle suburb. There were approximately a few dozen people in the dwelling at the time of the attack.
Authorities say that Ivanov, 19, began shooting at the party after breaking up with one of the persons attending. He then fled the scene and was arrested over 100 miles away in Lewis County.
Ivanov had just broken up with one of the victims in the shooting, according to Susan Gemmer, the grandmother to one of the attendees of the party, who was speaking to Q13 Fox. The station reports that Ivanov is thought to have shot two people at a fire pit in the backyard before going into the home to continue shooting. Ted Land with KING5 reports that the suspect had been on the roof firing at people as they tried to flee. Other departments, including the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol are assisting the Mukilteo Police Department with the investigation, reports KIRO. When asked about a motive, Travis said, “We’re gathering all our evidence to determine how it happened, why it occurred,” Travis said. “Anytime you have such a massive crime scene (and) significant witnesses, there’s a lot of evidence to examine.” h/t theheavy
Before killing three people, Ivanov tweeted, “First and last tweet. I’ve been through it all.” That was followed by, “What’s Ruger gonna think?” Reports speculate that the latter message is regarding Ruger Firearms.