Police: Man shoots at woman in Seattle before taking his own life

Authorities are investigating a shooting that led to a large police presence Tuesday afternoon in the Central District.

According to Seattle police, around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday a man got into a confrontation with a woman in the courtyard of the Catholic Community Services housing services facility at 23rd Ave S and Yesler Way. The man was at the facility for a legal counseling appointment.  He threatened her, then pulled a gun out and shot at her who managed to escape without any injuries. 

Police said the man then killed himself.

Officers confirmed that the suspect was dead and searched each floor of the building to secure the scene.

One other person was hurt with minor injuries while running from the sound of gunfire in the area. Officers evacuated the building with approximately 40 to 50 people inside. No further injuries were reported.

Q13 News reached out to Catholic Community Services for comment, but they declined to comment at this time. No information about the man's identity or what lead up to the confrontation has been identified. 

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