Five people have been shot in Seattle Wednesday night. One man is reportedly in critical condition, while the other four female victims have non-life threatening injuries.
The Seattle Fire Department says they were shot in the area of 3rd Ave. and Pine St. around 6:45 p.m. This area has a history of prominent violence and crime in Seattle.
Police say the suspect fled on foot and has not yet been located.
The shooting is believed to have started after a heated argument between a group of people, say police.
Witnesses say the suspect walked away from the argument and began shooting, possibly hitting bystanders at a bus stop nearby.
Officials have confirmed that this incident was not in relation to anti-Trump protests going on within the city.
Seattle Fire crews treating 5 patients with gunshot wounds. 2 of the 5 with life-threatening injuries. Medics transporting to HMC. pic.twitter.com/HTtHejkTpc— Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) November 10, 2016
3/Pine shooting NOT believed to be connected to earlier demonstration at Westlake. Investigation ongoing.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) November 10, 2016