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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.
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?
And Pajamas Media is all over the story.
Jim Miller at SoundPolitics points to some inflammatory rhetoric printed in the Seattle Times.
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