SEATTLE -- Three of the seven people who were taken to Harborview Medical Center after a shooting in downtown Seattle Wednesday night - including a 9-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman in critical condition - remained hospitalized Thursday morning.
Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview, gave the following updates on the shooting victims:
One person died and seven others were injured when a fight that started outside of the McDonald's at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street escalated and multiple people started shooting. A woman between 40 and 50 years old was killed.
It happened around 5 p.m. during rush hour, when the bus-only 3rd Avenue is full of commuters who take public transit to get to and from downtown. Bus service and light rail service were shut down for hours while police investigated and cleared the scene.
The busy intersection has since reopened and bus routes have returned to normal, but there's an increased police presence in the area and boarded up windows at the scene. Bullets went through the window at the McDonald's where the gunfire erupted.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said it was not a random shooting, and detectives are still looking for the suspects. It happened on the heels of another shooting a few blocks away, where a suspect was shot by Seattle Police officers and county deputies after he allegedly rammed a patrol car with a car and pulled out a gun. Officers rushed from that scene to 3rd and Pine after reports of a "mass casualty" incident.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call the police at (206) 233-5000. Police are asking people with photos or videos of the shooting to submit the evidence here.
You can also submit information, photos or videos related to the shooting to Crime Stoppers for a $1,000 cash reward. Use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).