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Israel at War Watch: 5 Shot, 1 Dead at Seattle Jewish Center

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AP: 5 shot, 1 fatally at Seattle Jewish center

At least five people were shot, one of them fatally, Friday afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and one person was arrested, authorities said.

Five or six people were wounded, assistant police chief Jim Pugel said.

One person died, fire department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick said.

One wounded woman was shot in the abdomen and another woman was hit in the arm, according to news accounts. Information on the others wounded was not immediately available.

A SWAT team searched the federation building, looking for any other victims, anyone hiding or any other possible shooters, police spokesman Rich Pruitt said.

Pruitt said he had no information on a motive. “Hopefully we can figure that out as this goes on,” he said.

Police cordoned off several city blocks to investigate.

Michelle Malkin has the links:Shooting in Seattle: Muslim revenge

Jim Hoft’s covering it.

KING 5 TV reports 1 dead, at least 5 injured.

AP coverage here.

Allah Pundit
is trying not to assume the worst.

Update 8:46 PM Eastern: Allah points to the Seattle P-I, which details the Muslim shooter’s motives:

At least five people were shot – one fatally – this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man a witness said was upset about “what was going on in Israel…” …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.

Charles Johnson has video via King 5 TV of the suspect in custody.

Captain Ed has Shooter In Seattle

Hezbollah sleeper cell or a lone NUTTER?

Update #1

Gerard Van der Leun blogs from Seattle. His thoughts from downtown are here. His coverage for Pajamas Media is here.

And Pajamas Media is all over the story.

Jim Miller at SoundPolitics points to some inflammatory rhetoric printed in the Seattle Times.

Stay tuned……


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6 thoughts on “Israel at War Watch: 5 Shot, 1 Dead at Seattle Jewish Center

  1. If there was an armed security guard there I would have to say he failed miserably at his job.

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  3. Indeed, that appears to be the case. I would have thought that all Jewish centers would be on heightened alert status.

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