Seattle police kill person believed to have shot 2 in Central District

Elise Takahama

Seattle Times reporter

Seattle police shot and killed a person in the Central District near Jimi Hendrix Park Tuesday evening. Police said the person fired a gun at officers and reportedly shot two people who were found injured nearby.

Officers responded to the 2300 block on South Massachusetts Street around 9:15 p.m. after receiving reports of gunfire, Assistant Police Chief Deanna Nollette said at a local news conference.

When officers pulled up outside the Northwest African American Museum, Nollette said they heard gunshots and saw someone come around the corner of the parking lot and shoot them.

Officers returned fire and beat and killed the person, she said. When they went to the museum parking lot, they found two other people with multiple gunshot wounds, she said.

Both were rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries. Nollette added that police believe the person who was shot by the police may have lived in the neighborhood and had “some sort of relationship” with the other wounded.

No further information was immediately available. The police did not provide any additional information about the people who were shot.

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