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Seattle Police Arrest Suspect in Connections to Saturday’s Westlake Link Light Rail Shooting



— Downtown Seattle, WA

Author: TEGNA Seattle


Seattle Police confirmed the suspect accused of killing one person and injuring two others in a shooting inside the Westlake Link light rail station has been captured. 


The identity of the individual has not been released, but Seattle police are expected to provide more information at a press conference. 


Seattle police said officers responded to the 300 block of Pine Street around 9:20 p.m. Friday and quickly made their way to the station where they found three men with gunshot wounds. Two of the men had life-threatening injuries, police said.



The Seattle Fire Department transported the three victims to Harborview Medical Center. One of the victims died at the hospital from their injuries.

Witnesses told police one male suspect fled the scene after the shooting. Witnesses said the suspect and at least two of the victims may have had an altercation near 3rd and Pine before entering the Westlake Station where the shooting happened.



Seattle detectives released surveillance video from the shooting Saturday afternoon. The video shows a suspect running up the stairs of the tunnel with what police said is a gun after the shooting. 



Officials do not believe the shooting was random, and that one or more of the victims were targeted.

All north and eastbound lanes of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street were closed until around 2:40 a.m. Saturday for the police investigation. The Westlake Light Rail Station was closed until 4:15 a.m.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police Department tip line at
206-233-5000.
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