Three persons were killed and a fourth was wounded after a man with a gun walked into a party at a residence north of Seattle and opened fire.
The incident occurred early Saturday in the town of Mukilteo.
According to KDRV/AP, about 15-20 people were at the house when the attack took place. One witness–18-year-old Alexis Gemmer–told her grandmother she “was hanging out with friends from Kamiak High School at a home in Mukilteo early Saturday when a young man showed up with a rifle.” The grandmother said her granddaughter “hid in a closet, from where she called and texted” that she was okay.
The gunman and one of the victims are alleged to have “recently broken up.”
The Star reports that the gunman “[killed] two people at a fire pit”‘ then went to the roof and shot at other individuals from there. “Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said the male suspect was pulled over at around 2 a.m. heading south on Interstate 5 near Chehalis, about 113 miles away” from the site of the attack. He was taken into custody.
Washington state instituted universal background checks in 2014 to prevent high profile shootings.
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