SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — Multiple victims have been injured following a shooting Wednesday evening in downtown Seattle, police say.
The shooting happened near Third Avenue and Pine Street before 5 p.m.
Investigators said the suspect fled and police are searching for him, reports KIRO.
Officers and medics are providing first aid to those injured.
Geo quick facts: Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark – wikipedia.
SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — A large crane collapsed near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday in Seattle, Washington.
Four people were killed and three wounded after a construction crane collapsed near Interstate 5 Saturday in downtown Seattle, pinning five cars underneath.
The four were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, the Seattle Fire Department said. Three people were transported to the hospital, reports WWAYTV.
“It was terrifying,” Esther Nelson, a biotech researcher who was working in a building nearby, told The Seattle Times .
“The wind was blowing really strong,” she said, and added that the crane appeared to break in half.
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The crane was atop an office building under construction in a densely populated area.
Tweets from the scene showed the crane collapsed on the street, with vehicles stopped in the vicinity.
All lanes were closed, and motorists were told to avoid the area.
With Amazon and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has dozens of construction cranes building office towers and apartment buildings. As of January, there were about 60 construction cranes in Seattle, more than any other American city, reports WWAYTV.
SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — Police say four people, including a Metro bus driver, have been shot in North Seattle and that one person has been detained. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told the Seattle Times that four people were shot and that one of them was killed.
Seattle Police said officers were on the scene with multiple victims in the Lake City neighborhood.
A bus driver on the Metro Route 75 was hit in the torso, but able to walk to a gurney to be taken to a hospital by paramedics, according to Kenneth Price, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587.
Price says it’s unclear whether the driver was targeted, reports KARE11.
The Seattle Department of Transportation says all lanes were blocked on Sand Point Way NE at NE 115th Street and at Lake City Way and 125th Street.
Geo quick facts: Lake City is the northeast region of Seattle, centered along Lake City Way NE, 7–8 miles northeast of downtown. A broader definition of the Lake City area includes all the land between 15th Avenue NE and Lake Washington, and between NE 95th and 98th streets to the Seattle city limits at NE 145th Street – Wikipedia.
Seattle, WA., Quickmart convenience store owner, Min Kim, will spend over eight years in prison over his shooting of a shoplifter. The shooting came about a month after Kim’s wife was shot in a similar Spanaway store robbery.
Kim had earlier pleaded guilty to shooting Jakeel Mason in the back after he caught him shoplifting at the convenience store.
Prosecutors say Kim shot Mason two times in the back after the two fought and Mason took off running. Mason’s death came just more than a month after Kim’s wife was shot during a robbery at the store.
“I did not have right to take Mr. Mason’s life, or anyone else’s life. I feel terrible that I did so and will have to live with that for the rest of my life,” Kim said during the trial. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Ingrid Lyne, mother of three, went out on a date to a Seattle Mariners game with John Charlton, a man she met online. A day later her remains were found in a recycling bin.
Authorities announced that Charlton, 37, was arrested in connection with the death of Lyne, 40, who was last seen on the night of April 8 when she went out on a date with Charlton to a baseball game.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Lyne Was Identified After Her Head Was Found in a Recycling Bin
Several of Ingrid Lyne’s body parts were found inside of recycling bin on April 9. The Seattle Times reports that her head was found in the recycling bin in the Central District of the city. Continue reading
Cleveland Browns‘ QB Johnny Manziel, has been permanently benched after reportedly showing up to practice inebriated.
Manziel, aka Johnny Football, was spotted partying at a Vegas casino the night before a game according to a report by the USA Today.
@TonyGrossi says Manziel showed up at facility this week, “Disheveled and inebriated.” Continue reading
Five Syrians have been charged with falsifying documents after Honduras caught them trying to enter the Central American country using stolen Greek passports.
A Honduran law enforcement spokesman said the men were detained on Tuesday at the Tegucigalpa international airport after a heads-up from Interpol. The spokesman said the international organization followed the group from Syria, to Lebanon and Turkey, then on to Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and Honduras.
Officials are downplaying the incident, saying there is no indication that the men were suspected of anything except carrying stolen document Continue reading
The children of California woman, Annalisa Santana, who was killed recently northwest of Seattle in an ice cave collapse, have tragically lost their dad who was shot dead Sunday.
The father, Adrian Cardona of Redlands, was involved in an argument at a tavern in San Bernardino. Management asked him to leave the bar and that’s when he was shot while standing near his car.
No arrests have been made. Continue reading
The Seattle Seahawks fired off a controversial tweet that was promptly deleted after the internet blew up in collective fury.
The tweet seemed to compare the team’s win over the Green bay Packers to that of the civil rights movement.
The caption read , “We shall overcome,” depicting Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson crying Continue reading