Five people were shot in downtown Seattle Wednesday night.
Gunshots were reported shortly before p.m. at Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.
Two of the five people who were shot have life-threatening injuries, the Seattle Fire Department said around 7:15 p.m.
An anti-Trump rally, which started at Westlake Mall, turned into a march and was proceeding down nearby streets at the time of the shootings, according to witnesses.
Seattle Fire crews treating 5 patients with gunshot wounds. 2 of the 5 with life-threatening injuries. Medics transporting to HMC. pic.twitter.com/HTtHejkTpc
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) November 10, 2016
ALERT – This is an active shooting investigation on 3rd & Pine St. #Seattle *AVOID THE AREA* pic.twitter.com/rrbzgMGqsB
— KIRO Radio Traffic (@KIROTraffic) November 10, 2016
UPDATE: A live-stream from KIRO7 shows a relatively spread-out crime scene.
Seattle Asst. Chief says that a lone suspect was in a crowd near or watching the anti-Trump protests, when an argument of some sort developed. One of the people in the argument stepped away, fired back into the crowd at the person or people with whom he was arguing.
At least some of the wounded are believed to be innocent bystanders waiting for a bus. Only one man is seriously injured. The four other injuries are believed to be to the lower extremities.
Authorities were on the scene within 60 seconds, as police and EMS were staged just down the street due to the protests.
The suspect is still at large.
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