Less than two hours ago today, June 5, a shooter walked into the science building at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) and shot four people. Upon reloading the SPU staff was able to disarm the shooter, prohibiting him from shooting anyone else.
Currently there is one victim in critical condition and one is dead from sustained injuries. There are two more in non-critical condition who have been hospitalized and the hospital is expecting to receive six victims. All of the victims are students and the three currently hospitalized, as well as the one deceased are confirmed to be in their early 20s. The shooter was seen by an SPU student lying on the ground, surrounded by red shotgun shells. He was wearing a black hoodie and is now in police custody.
One student at SPU relayed gruesome information, detailing visions of being escorted out of the science hall, walls splattered with blood and the hall flooding with alarmed students. One student, whom was originally thought of as a second shooter, was attempting to disarm the gunman with the help of one other student. The two students were members of ROTC, utilizing crucial training. The two men are being called heroes.
The school was on lock-down for almost two hours, though classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day. SPU is a private Christian college, located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
By Courtney Heitter
KIRO Seattle News