Seattle gunman opens fire in Seattle, carjacks vehicle

Two people were killed and two others critically injured Wednesday afternoon in Seattle after a gunman opened fire on several vehicles, including a Metro bus. 

Police said they took the gunman into custody after a brief standoff.

Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green told reporters: “We believe it’s a random, senseless act. We’re outraged at what this suspect did.”

The gunman approached a female driver near the Lake City neighborhood and shot her, police said, before walking into the street and firing at a southbound Metro bus.

The driver turned the bus around, taking it to a safe place before sounding an alarm and reporting he was shot, Green said.

Police said the suspect then approached another driver in a red Prius, shooting and killing that person. 

The gunman climbed into the Prius and sped away when police arrived. He crashed into another vehicle nearby, killing the other driver. Police said they then took him into custody. 

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The suspect was under police guard at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Wednesday night, police said. The female driver and male bus driver were receiving treatment at the same facility. 

The bus driver was hit in the torso, but walked to a gurney to be taken to the hospital, according to Kenneth Price, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587. 

The investigation is ongoing. Police say it’s unclear whether the driver was targeted. 

Contributing: The Associated Press

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