Two officers were shot this afternoon while responding to a robbery in downtown Seattle, Washington. One remains in critical condition, while the other officer is listed in satisfactory condition in Harborview Medical Center. One suspect in the shooting has been taken into police custody, while the other is being treated for significant injuries.
A male and a female police officer were both responding to a robbery of a convenience store in downtown Seattle. When those officers arrived on the scene, the shooting began.
The shooting occurred at 1:40 P.M. (Pacific Time) according to the department’s Twitter page. The shooting took place near the waterfront, several blocks south of the Pike Place Market.
1 male officer/1 female officer taken to HMC for treatment. 1 susp detained near 1/Madison. 2nd susp found w significant injuries.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) April 20, 2017
The 42-year-old female officer remains in satisfactory condition. She was shot in the chest. Meanwhile, the male officer remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. He was shot in the face and chest.
Police are currently looking for a third suspect in the shooting.
Where Did The Shooting Happen?
This shooting took place near Madison Street and Western Avenue in downtown Seattle, Washington. Shots rang out near the waterfront, several blocks south of Pike Place Market.
As a result of the incident, the police blocked off the following roadways marked in red.