Seattle shooting: Gunman kills two people in rush hour

Looking north up Sand Point Way Northeast towards Northeast 123rd Street

A shooting in Seattle on Wednesday left multiple victims struck by gunfire, city police said on Twitter, as local media reported one person dead and three others wounded, including a bus driver.

Witnesses say the shootings began shortly after 4 p.m. when the suspect, a 33-year-old Sand Point resident, fired seemingly at random at drivers on the roadway.

One man was fatally shot and another killed in an automobile crash, authorities said.

"I ducked down really quick for some cover, did like a two-second assessment of my injuries and figured - well, I can breathe, I can think, I can see, and I can talk", Stark said from his hospital room. She said both were conscious but didn't immediately know their condition. "The suspect shot the female driver, critically injuring her, before walking into the street and firing on a southbound Metro bus", informed the police department.

None of the 12 passengers aboard the bus was hit, Metro said.

Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green told reporters: "We believe it's a random, senseless act".

According to eyewitnesses, the male suspect, who lives in the area, emerged from his home with a gun and attempted to car-jack a driver.

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Seattle police work at the scene of a shooting in Seattle on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Two people have been killed and as many injured in north Seattle after a gunman opened fire on Sand Point Way. The newspaper reported that the bus windshield bore the signs of bullet holes.

Mr Green said when police arrived the suspect fled in the vehicle and collided with another vehicle nearby, killing the driver.

The bus driver was hit by the gunfire, but was able to turn the bus around and get away, police said.

The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to Harborview Medical Center where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The driver has been with Metro since 2012. Seattle police are using dogs to help searching the area for evidence.

Stark has worked for the transit agency seven years and "acted heroically in the face of extreme adversity to protect his passengers", said King County Executive Dow Constantine said has worked for King County Metro for seven years.

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