July 28, 2006

One dead, 4 hurt in Seattle Jewish center shooting

SEATTLE (Reuters) - At least five women were shot, one
fatally, on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish
organization in downtown Seattle, authorities said.

Police said they had arrested a single suspect in the
shootings, but did not immediately identify the man. Several
streets in the area were cordoned off and police could be
searching for another suspect, according to media reports.

"We have five victims, all female, ranging from their early
20s to 40s, who have been brought to Harbor View (Medical
Center)," hospital spokeswoman Pamela Steele said.

"They have sustained wounds to the knee, groin, abdomen and
arm. Three of the five have been taken to the operating room,"
she said.

The shooting took place at the Jewish Federation of Greater
Seattle, which had helped organize a large rally last weekend
to demonstrate support for Israel in its fight against