Skip to comments.Seattle Pacific University shooting: 1 dead, multiple victims
Posted on 06/05/2014 5:14:17 PM PDT by Yossarian
Quick Facts: - At least six people shot at Seattle Pacific University. - At least one suspect in custody. Police initially said two. - School is about 10 min. from downtown Seattle with about 4,000 students. - This is the first Seattle school shooting since April 2007.
At least six people were shot Thursday afternoon at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle and police have at least one person in custody.
The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, 3rd Avenue West and West Nickerson Street. The campus was on lockdown and traffic around the school was blocked.
It was not immediately clear if one of the six wonded was a suspect. The people shot were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Police initially said there was a second suspect in custody, but later said there was only one. KIRO 7 reporter Gary Horcher also was told a second person was arrested.
Police said they were looking for a white man with a long-sleeved blue shirt with long vertical stripes. Police said he's armed with a handgun.
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What is the Daily Kos or DU avatar of the shooter?
Another multiple shooting brought to you by insane gun-free zones where only victims are disarmed.
We'll find out after we get to hear the stories of their life-long dealings with mental health problems.
Another gun-free-zone failure....
Update at 5:08 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting one of the victims has died at Harborview Medical Center.
The lockdown at SPU has ended.
An ASSAULT handgun at that, capable of firing 2,000 rounds per second.
At Seattle Pacific University, we seek to ground everything we do on the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. Such a claim is both personal, a commitment by each member of our community, and institutional, a corporate aspiration that has guided this institution from its founding.
Even while we celebrate the rich diversity of the Church throughout the world, we anchor our faith on the person of Jesus Christ, the authority of Holy Scripture, and the tradition of the Christian Church throughout history.
Oh Lawdy not a full auto assault pistol.
Countdown to ban all gusn.
If only they had some sort of sign or policy not allowing guns on campus, this would have never happened. /s
Count down to ban all guns.
This is weird but we just got back from the gun range about 5:00PM. Nobody got shot or killed.
My son goes there and is okay, but in shock (freshman).
Final papers due tomorrow and finals next week - good luck with that now. So sad that one of the victims has died, hopefully the other critical person can make it through. Prayers up for them. TV said it was a shotgun, but there will be a press conference shortly with more details.
My son goes there and called to let me know he was okay. I was at the police station renewing my concealed carry permit!
As I noted above, it is billed as a Christian school. Any feedback on the actual school culture?
Another multiple shooting in a liberal city and liberal state.
Notice how these liberal mecca’s are now becoming the hot killing zones for the whacked out crazed murderous lunatics among them.
Are they still saying two shooters? Seems odd.
See post #8....
Not to be callous, but why are these shootings always a national story? 1 dead? Half a dozen are shot to death every single weekend in Chicago with ZERO hand-wringing by the media or politicians. This is just a local crime story.
“Notice how these liberal meccas are now becoming the hot killing zones for the whacked out crazed murderous lunatics among them.”
Since this is a Christian university I think the operative word in your post is Mecca.
The odds are pretty good that the shooter was
1. Obama voter
4. All of the above
In the odd chance that isn’t true I bet it is a love triangle of some sort
“When seconds matter, the police are minutes away.”
The kids he hangs out with are pretty conservative in politics and faith. They are “open” though to gays, etc. as not ALL of the kids are Christian. But they have weekly prayer/Bible studies on each of the dorm floors. Some floors are pretty well attended, others not. There was something on twitter about “You go to school at SPU if”. Answers included things like “you play beer pong with root beer!”, you have a t-shirt with the band _____ (some Christian group.)
I’m sure there is plenty of drinking and sex going on though, but maybe not.
One of his friends was seriously hurt in a dumb accident. The kids organized visitations at the hospital (Harbor View where the shooting victims went). It is an hour-plus bus ride.
He said there was always another kid with him (even when he was in a coma). Usually 10-15 kids visited him. No adult/teacher coordination. It was pretty cool to see the connections these kids have. At breaks the guys are hugging each other good bye. They are pretty close.
Seattle is a liberal ‘Mecca’ what is meant by it.
Good to hear, and reports like this give me some hope for the future of the country. Thanks.
No, single shooter.
I thought it odd too to see ALL of the police, ambulances, fire, etc. still hanging around an hour after things had calmed downed. Although I suppose they were still in the process of clearing things, so one never knows.
The campus is on a busy public street with nearby public businesses. It could easily have been a robbery or something gone bad is what I was thinking at first. But later reports said the gunman (I heard once described as “young”) entered a class room and shot four with a shotgun.
“..reports like this give me some hope for the future of the country.”
Me too! But I think they are still vastly outnumbered.
I pick 3.
Glad to hear your son is OK. Do you know what prompted the shooting?
Any feedback on the actual school culture?
My sister in law graduated from there, about 10 years ago, she was a Resident Advisor. She went on to marry a fine man, who is now a Pastor (in another region), my impression, unfortunately, from she, and the other students I met there, was not positive. They seemed to be more interested in being liberal, Christianity was a “mere” byproduct. Her husband, The Pastor, is a good man, he seemed to escape the prevailing wind.
These newspeople should avoid using the word “fact”. Just stick with breaking news, they get so much wrong on these “emergency” stories.
It is good to hear no fatalities so far, I hope that no one was seriously hurt.
Nope this will be flushed down the memory hole. My guess this is yet another deranged leftist and his targets were conservatives, so this won’t even be front page news beyond Washington.
No idea on what the prompting was. I would guess it was a student (going into a class room and then shooting), but that is not known.
Where, of course, the solution is more stringent gun rules and gun free zones.
Another Obama-voter goes berserk
“To the ROTC students that took down the shooter at SPU before more were injured. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. #prayforSPU”
From a spu twitter site. Not sure if the statement is true. But it was in the engineering building. And when I went to another school, some of the engineering classes were ROTC classes. (Think SEABEES).
1. Obama voter
4. All of the above
I'm willing to bet that she has also been in mental health therapy for at least five years and is doped up on psychotropic prescription drugs.
And above all else, let’s pray for the victims — and the perps.
One recent update said that the shooter had paused to reload, and security officers were able to disarm him and restrain him for police. Good on them! Those guys need a bonus.
ABC radio news said it was a shotgun.
I’m glad your son is fine.
I listened to almost an hour of reporting on this on the way home, including a statement by the Mayor (big Dim), Police Chief and Fire Chief.
There was only 1 shooter - he used a shotgun and also had a handgun of some sort. Witnesses said there were like 10-20 red shotgun shells on the floor. White male - black hair & hoody about 20(+/-) years old.
He entered the foyer of the building and started shooting. He shot 3 people, 1 20 y.o male died at the hospital. There’s a 20 y.o. or so female that was in critical condition and was in surgery about 1 hour ago. 2 others are at the hospital (only 1 of them was shot, not saying how the other was injured) - both in satisfactory condition.
2 others were injured in some way, but not taken to the hospital.
As I understand it, the big presence of SPD, Fire, Aid, etc. was because it was at a school at they didn’t know the situation. ATF and FBI were also there.
More in a few minutes - be right back, going to get something to drink.
Even if it weren’t a gun free zone, there is another problem that plagues universities: many students don’t meet the minimum age requirements for a CHP. In WA it’s 21 to open or concealed carry.
Thanks for that info.
KOMO has been reporting that it was a shot gun.
When he stopped to reload, the building monitor (a student “security” - heard might be ROTC, but not confirmed) jumped on him, brought him down and heard he sprayed him with pepper spray. He sat on him and 2 other students helped restrain the perp until the SPD arrived minutes later.
School was on lockdown as they weren’t sure if there was more than 1 shooter. SPD and SWAT went room by room until the building was cleared. Sounded like they released 1 room of students at a time then the students were searched outside by SPD and questioned for info.
After the Dim Mayor said he offered prayers to the families, victims and school community, he had to of course bring in - - there’s too much gun violence in our city and across America - something has to be done.
The President of SPU sounded choked up at 1st, then spoke well - mentioned Jesus Christ. Later when he was answering a question he mentioned Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.
Students held an impromptu prayer outside the building and the Pres said there is a prayer service in the church (Methodist) on campus at 7 tonight.
The perps truck was parked outside the building on the street. ATF and the bomb squad were going to search it to make sure there wasn’t a bomb or anything else in it.
An assault AR-SKS shotgun?