Police have taken one person into custody. Seattle police spokesman Rich Pruitt said police are confident that only one shooter was involved.
Sources told KING 5 the suspect is a Pakistani man with a criminal background. He is from the Tri-Cities but his citizenship is unknown. Officials are on the way to the Tri-Cities to interview his family.
One Dead, Five Wounded At Seattle Jewish Center
July 28, 2006
By KOMO Staff & News Services
SEATTLE - One person was killed and five others were wounded by gunshots Friday afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and one person was arrested, police said.All five of the wounded are women and were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where three are listed in critical condition and in surgery, and two are listed in satisfactory condition. One victim was reportedly shot in the stomach, another was a 37-year-old woman who was 20 weeks pregnant and was shot in the arm. She is said to be one of the two in satisfactory condition.
A SWAT team searched the federation building, looking for any other victims or anyone hiding, Seattle police spokesman Rich Pruitt said, adding investigators were confident that the man they had in custody was the only shooting suspect.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A woman was killed and five other women were wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle that last weekend organized a rally in support of Israel.
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Vice President Amy Wasser-Simpson told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that a man got through security at the building and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting.
The federation had organized a large rally last weekend to demonstrate support for Israel in its fight against Hizbollah in southern Lebanon.
The story is the same again today. People living their lives are suddenly dead or wounded because an Muslim killed or wounded them. Why? Because they offended the Muslim. There is no safe place for you either, whether you are Jewish or whether you are just a person riding a subway train to work or taking your children to school. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Your chances of being killed or wounded are random. Muslims kill at random. Anyone will do. Confront them and they run away. Sometimes they turn on women.