/Multiple victims in downtown Seattle shooting, suspect at large – NBCNews.com

Multiple victims in downtown Seattle shooting, suspect at large – NBCNews.com

At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting Wednesday evening near Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.

Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene of a shooting at Third Avenue and Pine Street, an area with heavy foot traffic and an influx of tourists. The shooting was reported to police and fire departments about 5 p.m.

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said that one victim was pronounced dead at the scene and five others were transported to hospitals in what is believed to be critical condition.

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Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said that much information is still preliminary but that the description of a suspect is a male shooter.

A nurse who was witness to the shooting told NBC affiliate King 5 that she heard the gunfire and rushed to help one of the victims. She was not identified by the station.

“I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life,” she said.

Harborview Medical Center, a Level I trauma facility managed by the University of Washington, confirmed to NBC News it was expecting patients from the shooting, but did not know how many.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.