Gunman kills 7 including self at Seattle party
A man shot and killed six people he was partying with in a Seattle home on Saturday before taking his own life with a sawed-off shotgun.india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 03:16 IST
A man shot and killed six people he was partying with in a Seattle home on Saturday before taking his own life with a sawed-off shotgun, police said.
The seven killed included both males and females and all were teens or in their 20s, Seattle police Sgt Deanna Nollette said.
Two more people were wounded in the shooting, which took place about 7 am in a residential neighbourhood, Nollette said. One of the wounded was hospitalised in life-threatening condition.
"The scene was chaotic," she said.
There were 15 other people at the house who witnessed the shooting, and it appeared everybody had been at a party at another house and came to the scene of the shooting to continue partying, she said.
The suspected shooter appeared to have left the party, then come back and started firing. It is not clear if there had been a fight at the party, or whether drugs or alcohol were involved, Nollette said.
Police converged on the scene after reports of gunshots and found the suspected shooter chasing one of the victims who staggered from the home. When confronted, the suspect turned the gun on himself, police said.
The suspected shooter was carrying other weapons and ammunition, police said.