2 wounded in shooting at Seattle bar; gunman dead
SEATTLE -- Two people were wounded by a gunman at a bar in Seattle's Central District Sunday night, and the gunman was later killed by a Seattle police officer.
The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. at the Twilight Exit on E. Cherry St., Seattle police said.
The gunman had come to the bar looking for his ex-girlfriend, police said. An argument ensued and the man pulled out a gun, firing several shots.
The 25-year-old woman was struck multiple times and a bouncer, described as a man in his 30s, was also wounded as he tried to intervene. Both were rushed to Harborview Medical Center but were expected to survive, police said.
Investigators said when Seattle police officers arrived on the scene and began to enter the bar, they ran into the gunman as he tried to exit. The gunman raised his gun and fired one shot before an officer returned fire and fatally wounded him, police said.
Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.
"I parked my car and got out and you hear two gun shots," said witness Becky Goodwin. "All of a sudden you could hear someone screaming, and I started running towards my house and about 15 people started running this way screaming and crying."
She said she got into her home and called police.
"About 30 seconds later, all these police cars started coming and we heard five more shots and that was the end of it."
Police are still investigating the scene. The gunman has not been identified.