Seattle Jewish Federation Center Shooting



According to Komo Channel 4: Just after 4PM today a lone gunman entered the Jewish federation Center in downtown Seattle.  He shot 5 to 6 victims and then called 911. He was talked out of the building and surrendered to officers. 

source: P-I REPORTERs
One witness, who declined to give her name, said a man walked into the Jewish Federation building with a gun, said he was upset about what was going on in Israel, then opened fire. After the shootings, the man said to call 911, the witness said. The witness said the man identified himself as an American Muslim.
More details filtering in ...
source: KING 5
At least five people were shot - one fatally ...
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Sources said the suspect is a 31-year-old Pakistani man with a criminal background. He is from the Pasco but his citizenship is unknown. Officials are on the way to the Pasco to interview his family.
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According to the Seattle Times, a man got through security at the Jewish Federation and told staff members, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting, according to Amy Wasser-Simpson, the vice president for planning and community services for the Jewish Federation.


This is the story on all of our local North West stations now.

Tags

  1. shooting
  2. jewish
  3. seattle
  4. 2006-07-28
  5. news

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