A shooting this afternoon at Seattle Pacific University has left at least four confirmed victims, according to the Seattle Police Department. With one suspect in custody, and “no outstanding suspects being sought,” according to SPD, attention turns to the number of victims and their condition. So far SPD has said that a man and a woman are in critical condition as a result of the shooting, and another man and woman are in stable condition.
According to the Seattle Fire Department, medics have transported four victims to Harborview with injuries “ranging from minor to life threatening.”
Originally SPD had said there were two suspects being sought, with the second described as a white male armed with a handgun and wearing a long-sleeve blue shirt with vertical stripes.
According to police, SWAT team members continue to clear buildings at the university at this time.
In the meantime, follow SPD on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
UPDATE (5:14 p.m.)
The Associated Press reports that one of the shooting victims has died.
UPDATE (6:44 p.m.)
Governor Inslee issued the following statement on the shootings:
“I mourn with all Washingtonians tonight for the Seattle Pacific University student who died in today’s tragic shooting. There are others still struggling with injuries and we need to keep them, their families and all SPU students in our hearts and prayers.
“There is much we don’t yet know about today’s shooting. But tonight it is clear that amidst the heartbreak, SPU has shown that it is a community that lives by its mission to serve others. There were students who put themselves in real danger to protect classmates from further violence and to aid and comfort the victims. Those selfless and brave acts should remind us of the indomitable spirit of young people.
“To see gun violence erupt at a place of higher education shocks all of us. Our schools should be safe havens. And so should our homes, our streets and our workplaces. We need to do more to prevent violence throughout our state.”