UPDATE (11:50 p.m. EST):
Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best gave an update:
Right Now: SPD Chief @carmenbest giving update on Downtown Seattle shooting, saying it was not a random shooting. First responders say 1 person died and 7 people were hurt, including a 9-year-old boy @komonews #komonews pic.twitter.com/joRGeENOlJ— Tammy Mutasa (@TammyKOMO) January 23, 2020
The gunman is still on the loose.
A gunman opened fire in Downtown Seattle around 5 p.m. PST Wednesday evening near Third Avenue and Pine Street. According to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, one person died and seven others were injured. The gunman is still on the loose.
Detectives are investigating after six people were wounded by gunfire, one fatally, at 3rd and Pine. The suspect(s) fled the scene. If you have information about this incident, please call our tip line at (206) 233-5000— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 23, 2020
Although this is no longer considered an active scene, police are asking people to avoid the area, KCPQ-TV reported.
MyNorthwest has the latest on the victims being treated at Harborview Medical Center
One victim died at the scene, said to be a woman between age of 40 and 50. Among those injured included a 9-year-old boy, who is in serious condition. The other shooting victims were: a 55-year-old woman in critical condition; a 35-year-old man in stable condition; a 21-year-old man in stable condition; and a 34-year-old man in stable condition. All seven injured victims are being treated at Harborview Medical Center
Here's a look at the scene:
#BREAKING: MAN HUNT - Police are looking for two suspects who are wanted for shooting 7 people, including a child in #Seattle, WA. Description on suspects will be provided when released by Police.— Brennan Prill ?? (@WxBrenn) January 23, 2020
Still a very dynamic situation here downtown third and Pine. One dead, five injured, police still searching for two suspects who were shooting at one another. I spoke to a man who saw a child shot right in front of him, this is awful. #KOMONews pic.twitter.com/Qt4saBlOxD— Charlie Harger (@KOMOCharlie) January 23, 2020
2 bulletholes through the window of this @kcmetrobus bus. I’ve confirmed it was hit as part of the shooting at 3rd & Pine. Worth noting, it’s parked at 3rd & Pike. Metro spokesperson said the driver was not injured and no passengers were on board. #komonews pic.twitter.com/vH5fB3LJOS— Patrick Quinn (@PatrickQuinnTV) January 23, 2020
This is the third shooting in the area in the last two days. There was one earlier Wednesday and another on Tuesday.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.