In the early hours of Sunday, a south Seattle hookah lounge became the scene of a deadly shooting, leaving three dead and six injured, as reported by local law enforcement. The Seattle Police Department has yet to reveal any information about potential suspects involved in the incident that occurred in the Mount Baker neighborhood.
Multiple 911 calls around 4:30 a.m. alerted the police to the unfolding tragedy. Upon their arrival, they found a scene of devastation with several victims. Two men, aged 22 and 33, were pronounced dead at the scene, while a 30-year-old woman later died from her injuries at Harborview Medical Center. The identities of the victims remain undisclosed.
Among the injured, a 23-year-old male is fighting for his life, while five others, aged between 21 and 38, are in stable condition.
The investigation into what triggered the shooting is ongoing, with five firearms already recovered from the scene.
In the wake of the incident, Seattle’s Mayor, Bruce Harrell, addressed the city’s ongoing battle with illegal firearms. Despite the police’s commendable efforts in recovering 869 guns so far this year, the mayor expressed concern over the continuous threat of illegal firearms inciting further tragedies.
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