The Latest: 2 fatally shot at homeless encampment identified

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Posted: Jan 27, 2016 7:01 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest information about a fatal shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment. (All times are local.)

3:45 p.m.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the two people killed Tuesday night at a homeless encampment in Seattle.

Officials with the medical examiner's office told The Associated Press that 45-year-old Jeannine L. Brooks and 33-year-old James Q. Tran both died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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3:15 p.m.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the conditions of three people wounded by gunfire at a Seattle homeless encampment continue to improve.

Gregg says in a news release that two women are breathing on their own and remain in serious condition in intensive care.

She says the male victim is undergoing another surgery today and his condition remains serious.

Their names, as well as the names of the two people killed, have not been released.

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10:15 a.m.

Seattle police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the five people killed or wounded in an attack at a Seattle homeless encampment were not targeted because they were homeless.

She said Wednesday the shooters and victims were acquainted with each other, and the attackers were likely not homeless.

In a briefing to a City Council panel, O'Toole said police officers and social workers have been visiting other nearby homeless camps to reassure people that they are not in danger because of the shooting.

Two people were killed in the Tuesday attack. Police hope to interview the three survivors to get more information about the shooting.

No arrests have been made and the names of the victims have not been released.

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8 a.m.

A hospital spokeswoman says three people are improving after being wounded by gunfire that left two others dead at a homeless encampment in Seattle.

Susan Gregg at Harborview Medical Center says the two women and one male are now in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Police say they have not arrested anyone in the Tuesday night shooting at the encampment known as "The Jungle."

Officers are searching for two people they want to talk to about the case.