One dead, at least five injured in shooting at Jewish Federation in Seattle

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  1. -Cp

    -Cp Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2004
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    Gee.. . let's see what Religion he is???

    From the religion of Peace....

    Hmm..... Christian? nope.... Hindu? Nope.... Buddist? Nope...... Wow... gee.. WHAT A SHOCK! HE's MUSLIM.....

    While not all muslims are terrorits - all terrorists in this global war are Muslim....

    SEATTLE – One person has been killed and at least five others have been injured in a shooting at the Jewish Federation at 2031 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. One suspect has been taken into custody.

    Police have taken one person into custody but there may be more suspects in or around the building.

    Sources told KING 5 the suspect is a Pakistani man with a criminal background.

    SWAT teams and a bomb disposal unit are at the scene. The building was still being searched.

    Three victims are believed to be women. Two of them are in their 20's. One was reportedly shot in the abdomen and another, a pregnant woman, was shot in the arm. They were taken to Harborview Medical Center. Another person has a knee injury.

    They have not yet been identified.

    Five or six people, both women and men, have been wounded, police spokesperson Jim Pugel said.

    He said he didn't know if all the people who were wounded were inside the building.

    The person in custody appears to be the main suspect, Pugel said.

    The incident began around 4 p.m. Part of Third Avenue and Second Avenue near Lenora have been closed to traffic. Police are urging people to stay away from the area.

    At least three people were seen emerging from the two-storey building, escorted by police. It's not known if they were hostages.

    One witness said the shooter shot a woman as she was walking into the building. Another witness said she saw a woman sitting down, bleeding, outside the building.

    Several witnesses told the newspaper they saw a man walk up to the entrance of the building and shoot a woman in the leg. The man then walked into the building and made it up to the roof.

    Witnesses said they heard one shot while the man was on the roof. The man then went back inside and witnesses said they heard several more shots.

    One wounded victim was initially unable to get to an ambulance because the situation was apparently too dangerous.

    It's not yet known if the incident is politically motivated. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle says on its Web site that its mission is to "ensure Jewish survival and enhance the quality of Jewish life locally, in Israel and worldwide."

    This past Sunday at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island, thousands of people rallied in support of Israel's right to defend itself. More than 40 community organizations stepped forward to sponsor and support the event.
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    Annie Diamond Member

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