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Seattle Police Chief Reports Five Injured In Parking Lot Shooting, Including Two In Critical Condition

The shooting occurred during a community event, leading to immediate medical response and an ongoing investigation into the motive behind the attack.

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A shooting in a Seattle parking lot on Friday night wounded five people, including two who were in critical condition, according to Seattle's Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The incident occurred around 9 pm in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South.

Chief Diaz mentioned that the shooting started in the parking lot of a former establishment known as King Donuts and was aimed at a community event taking place nearby. The event was organized for distributing food, clothes, and toys as part of a community outreach effort that takes place every Friday. as AP reported 

Among the victims, two were listed in critical condition, and the other three appeared to be stable. Four of the wounded were promptly transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, while the fifth victim received immediate treatment at the scene.

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Diaz highlighted that the injured individuals were in their 20s, attending the community outreach event when the shooting occurred. He noted that dozens of rounds were fired during the incident, and the police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting.

The Police Chief also emphasized the pressing need to address gun violence and the fluctuating but persistent issue of shootings in the city. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell was present at the scene and expressed gratitude to both community members and the police for their collaboration in protecting residents. He referred to the violence as a tragedy and praised community leaders who are committed to safeguarding their neighborhoods and youth.

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