Seattle cafe gunman may have shot selfSEATTLE (AP) — Police say the man believed to have opened fire Wednesday at a Seattle cafe, killing three people, apparently shot himself.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say the man believed to have opened fire Wednesday at a Seattle cafe, killing three people, apparently shot himself.
Authorities say a man fitting the description of the suspect dozens of officers were seeking was located hours later in the southwest portion of the city. His condition was unclear. Police say the man put a gun to his head as officers approached.
Gunfire erupted late Wednesday morning at Cafe Racer, a restaurant and music venue north of the University of Washington. The gunman was described as a man in his 30s wearing dark clothes.
Police released two photos from inside the cafe, apparently taken from a security camera.
One shows a man walking into the establishment, with a woman nearby reading a book. Another photo shows stools overturned, and the man standing and holding what appears to be a handgun.
Two men died at the scene. A woman from the cafe died at a hospital.
Police searching for the suspect also had to respond to another fatal shooting near the city's downtown. They say a man killed a woman in an apparent carjacking and fled in a black SUV.
Authorities didn't immediately know if the shootings were related.
The latest spasm of deadly gun violence to hit the city worried Seattle's leaders and prompted police to consider increasing patrols in high-crime areas. The three deaths bring the number of homicides to 19 this year, compared to 21 in all of last year.
Evan Hill, who lives above the building where the cafe shooting happened, said the cafe was an artists’ collective and performance space.
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