SEATTLE - A man was taken to a hospital with critical injuries and later died after a Tuesday afternoon shooting at a bus stop in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood.
Seattle Police said witnesses began calling 911 at 12:55 pm to report a man had been shot at a bus stop in the 2900 block of Rainier Avenue South. They told officers that two men approached the victim and opened fire, striking him multiple times.
"There was a gentleman talking about a guy in a hoodie and another one, and just point-blank walked up to this gentleman, sounded like it was a pretty specific target, and opened fire and then took off," said neighbor Jack Brush.
"It sounded like firecrackers. It sounded weird. I wasn’t sure. I didn’t think they were gunshots. I just thought they were fire crackers," said neighbor Keisha Mullings. "It sounded like what the other gentleman, said like a machine gun fire."
Seattle Fire said the victim, a 32-year-old man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He died a short time later.
Police believe this was a targeted shooting. Detectives are now working to review surveillance video, collect video, and speak with witnesses.
"I mean there’s a preschool right there. My daughter goes to that preschool, thank God she wasn’t there today because it happened right next to where they play and stuff. It’s ridiculous," said neighbor Tony Fantozzi.
A King County Metro spokesperson said buses were re-routing around the scene.
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