A man opened fire on motorists in a Seattle neighborhood in what authorities are calling a “random” attack that left two dead and two injured Wednesday afternoon.
One man was fatally shot and another killed in an automobile crash, authorities said. Two other people were shot but survived, including the driver of a Metro bus.
“We believe it’s a random, senseless act,” Deputy Police Chief Marc Garth Green told reporters. “We’re outraged at what this suspect did.”
The chaotic scene unfolded in north Seattle just after 4 p.m. Police said that a man approached a 56-year-old female driver in the street and shot her.
He then walked on and fired shots at a Metro bus, striking the driver, who was able to turn the vehicle around and drive away, authorities said.
The gunman than approached a second motorist and opened fire, killing a 50-year-old man. After police arrived, the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle, police said. He drove a few blocks and then collided with another car, killing the 70-year-old male driver, fire officials said.
The 33-year-old suspect was taken into custody after a brief standoff. He was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, police said.