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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

1 arrested after many gunshots reported in West Seattle

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Police tape surrounds a West Seattle neighborhood following reports of gunshots. (Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times)

 

 

Update at 6:45 p.m.: The man arrested after shots were fired in West Seattle has been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, the Seattle Police Department said Thursday evening.

Officers responded to a call of several shots fired around 2:45 p.m. and heard a man yelling and firing a gun in a nearby greenbelt while they searched for him, police said. No one was injured, but the gunfire damaged multiple vehicles.

The man, 30, was arrested without incident. Officers recovered two guns, which will remain in police custody.

Update at 3:58 p.m.: Seattle police have arrested a man in connection with a reported shooting incident in West Seattle. Police say they still aren’t certain anyone was struck by gunfire.

Witnesses reported hearing dozens of gunshots, fired in six-round bursts. The gunshots apparently came from a ravine, they said.

Original post: Seattle police are investigating a shooting in West Seattle and have cordoned off an area while they search for a gunman.

Police and medics were called to 2112 Arch Place Southwest, a residential neighborhood,  around 2:45 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Harold Webb said a man was reportedly shot.

Webb said there are reports of a possible gunman still at the address. He said medics are standing by for police to make sure the scene was safe before they went in.

Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said officers are on scene.

Seattle Public Schools say that Lafayette Elementary, West Seattle High School, Madison Middle and Schmitz Park Elementary are all operating in a “shelter-in-place” while police investigate.

This post will be updated.

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