At least one killed in shooting at Seattle Pacific University
Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 01:03
June 5 - At least one person is dead and three more wounded at the Christian college campus of Seattle Pacific University, according to Seattle police and hospital officials. Gavino Garay reports.
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At least one man is dead and three more wounded after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University in Washington state, according to hospital officials.
Authorities said the lone suspect entered an academic building on the Christian college campus in the afternoon and shot four students.
He then started to reload his gun, but was then disarmed by personnel from the University.
The gunman, whose identity has not been released, has been taken into custody.
Those nearby said they were surprised something like this would happen there.
(SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING:
"This is a very safe environment, this is a very safe campus, I walk home at 2am, normally with no concern, so very surprising, like I said, I thought it was a chemistry experiment gone wrong."
(SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING:
"Yeah, I mean, obviously, man, my heart goes out to the victims for sure -- that's intense. But, I don't think it has to do with the institution at all."
Seattle Pacific University President Daniel Martin said classes had been cancelled as a result of the shooting.
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