Police: 6 people shot, 1 dead in downtown Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) – Police say six people have been shot in downtown Seattle and one of those people has died.

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said Wednesday evening that authorities began receiving calls at about 5 p.m. Wednesday of multiple gunshot victims. He says one person was found dead in a heavily trafficked area of downtown and that five others were taken to a Seattle hospital in critical condition.

Police Chief Carmen Best says what they believe is a lone suspect fled and police are searching for him. It’s the third shooting in downtown Seattle in two days.

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