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Seattle Pacific University shooting: One dead, three injured, suspect in custody

Seattle Pacific University had a shooting on Thursday in which at least four persons were shot. Police say that they have a suspect in custody. Though social media stated that a second gunman was being sought, those messages have been updated to say that there are no other suspects at large, according to a Fox News report on Thursday. One person died from the shooting and one remains in critical condition, according to an update on the story.

Seattle Pacific University shooting on June 5, 2014. Paramedics attend to victims.
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Four people are reportedly shot in the incident, according to the initial report. The Seattle Fire Department reported that four persons have been taken from the scene of the crime to area hospitals. A spokesperson at Harborview Medical Center, Susan Gregg, asserts that a man in his 20s died and a 20-year-old woman was taken into surgery at the medical facility. Two other persons who were shot - a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman - are in satisfactory condition.

The latest report states that the shooting occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on the west coast. The specific location of the shooting on campus was at Otto Miller Hall. After the gunman entered the building and shot people, a student at the school subdued the shooter. The University was put on lockdown following the incident. The lockdown was lifted about 90 minutes later, at approximately 4:30.

Seattle Pacific University is a private educational institution. It is a Christian university with some 4,000 students enrolled. The school covers a 40-acre stretch of land and is located in a residential neighborhood on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill. The university is located about 10 minutes away from Seattle’s downtown area.

According to the Washington Post, persons on campus were ordered to remain inside, lock their doors, and move away from any windows when news of the shooting spread. Those who were not in buildings were told to go off campus to seek shelter. There was an in-depth search conducted by authorities after the warnings were given to the persons on the campus.

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