Less than two weeks after Elliot Rodger allegedly killed six people and injured seven more when he opened fire near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus on May 23, another college campus has fallen victim to a fatal shooting.
A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on June 5, killing one person and wounding three others, according to breaking news reports. The gunman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, opened fire inside Otto Miller Hall at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian university with a population of just over 4,200 students.
Seattle College Shooting – One Dead, 3 Wounded
One person has died, and three others have been injured in the shooting, according to The Washington Post. Of the injured, one person is in critical condition and two others are in stable condition right now, according to CNN. The gunman is currently in custody and police are NOT searching for any other possible suspects at this time.
UPDATE: HollywoodLife.com just got the following EXCLUSIVE details:
“We were on lockdown immediately for about two hours once this office was notified of the incident that occured. At this time, we’re no longer on lockdown and our campus is secure,” an employee at Office Of Safety & Security tells HollywoodLife.com.
CNN is reporting that a student tackled the shooter, saying: “The gunman was reloading a shotgun when the student, working as a building monitor, used pepper spray and knocked him down.”
“Once on the ground, other students jumped on top of them and subdued the shooter,” Police Capt. Chris Fowler tells reporters.
Police are currently working to clear streets adjacent to the university.
Our hearts go out to the friends and family members of the victims of this terrible tragedy. HollywoodLife.com will keep you posted as more news becomes available about this shooting.
— Megan Ross