It is a shame the students did not have a gun to eliminate the further waste of tax dollars that will come from prosecuting the man shooting.
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Actions of students, staff ‘define Seattle Pacific’
Police said the shooting at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday was not a reflection on the school or the city.
“The actions of the student and staff on site, those are the things that define Seattle Pacific University,” said SPD Assistant Chief Paul McDonaugh. “This story is not about an evil act but about the people who lived through this scenario and assisted each other when things were pretty tragic.”
Police took a 26-year-old man into custody after the shooting…
Students helped stop gunman at Seattle university
A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after the gunman entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus and started shooting Thursday afternoon. When he paused to reload, a student building monitor disarmed him. The gunman had additional rounds and a knife, McDonagh said.
‘‘But for the great response by the people of Seattle Pacific, this incident might have been much more tragic,’’ he said.
The man in custody was not a student at the school, McDonagh told a news conference.
Four people, including the young man who died, were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A critically wounded 20-year-old woman remained in intensive care Friday, according to the hospital. A 24-year-old man was in satisfactory condition. A 22-year-old man injured in the struggled with the suspect was treated and released, officials said.
None of the victims was immediately identified.