One person died and three were injured today after a gunman stormed Seattle Pacific University and shot three people, one fatally.
The gunman was not a student at the Christian university.
FOX Q13 reported:
A man with a shotgun walked into a building on the Seattle Pacific University campus, shot three people, fatally wounding one, and was reloading when a student security guard pepper-sprayed and he and other students disarmed him, Seattle police said. The suspect, identified as only a 26-year-old white male, was taken into custody.
Police said the suspect was not a student at the school. He is going to booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of murder, police said.
Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center said it had received four patients from the shooting: One of those, a 19-year-old man died of his wounds, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. She added that a female in her 20s was undergoing surgery and was in critical condition. Two other men in their 20s were in satisfactory condition, adding that one of those appeared to have only minor physical injuries but was going through emotional trauma.
Seattle police incident Cmdr. Chris Fowler said, “Earlier this afternoon we had a young male enter Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus, was armed with a shotgun. Walked into the building, into the foyer, immediately confronted three victims and shot those three individuals … At that point, the shooter began to reload his shotgun.
“And a student who is the the building monitor inside the hall confronted the shooter, was able to subdue the individual,” Fowler said. “And once on the ground, other students jumped on top of him and were able to pin him to the ground until police arrived.”
Classes are cancelled for Friday at SPU.
UPDATE: Suspect, Aaron Ybarra, 26, was not a student at the university. He had visited Columbine High School and wanted to shoot up a school, police said.
(The Epoch Times)