Published On: Fri, Jun 6th, 2014

Man opens fire at a college in Seattle

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A man armed with a shotgun opened fire on Thursday at a small Christian college in Seattle, killing one person and wounding three others before he was subdued by a group of students and arrested, Seattle police and hospital officials said.The 26-year-old lone suspect, who was not a student, entered an academic building of Seattle Pacific University in late afternoon and shot three people, police said. He was disarmed as he paused to reload his gun and was pepper-sprayed by a student security guard. It was not clear how the fourth victim was injured.”Other students jumped on top of them, and they were able to pin the shooter to the ground until police arrived” minutes later, police Captain Chris Fowler told reporters on the scene.The shooting comes amid a protracted debate in the U.S. over the extent of gun control regulations after a series of shootings in public places such as schools and theaters. On May 24, a 22-year-old gunman killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage across a California college town.One eyewitness, Chris Howard, a 22-year-old junior at the university, told Reuters he was in a classroom when one of the male victims rushed in, bleeding from the neck and told students to lock the doors.Stepping outside the classroom moments later, Howard recounted, he saw the gunman lying on the floor with the student security monitor on top of him, surrounded by bullet shells, and saw a second victim with a tourniquet tied around a bleeding arm, being assisted by another student.He was armed with a gun and a knife and extra ammunition, police said.The suspect, whose name was not released, was arrested and could face a murder charge, Fowler told an evening news conference.A representative of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said four patients from the shooting were brought to the hospital and that one, a man in his 20s, had died.Two other men, aged 22 and 24, were listed in satisfactory condition, and a 20-year-old woman was listed as critical and undergoing surgery, the hospital official said.Police later said there were no other victims.

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Man opens fire at a college in Seattle