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A bus driver was shot Monday morning in Seattle by a suspect who was later shot by police responding to the incident, the Seattle Police Department tweeted. The suspect is believed to have life-threatening injuries while the bus driver’s wounds were said not to be as serious.
Police returned fire on the suspect, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries, the department’s Twitter account tweeted.
A 32-year-old Seattle Police Department officer was also injured, although he was not shot. The officer sustained minor injuries and may have been cut by flying glass, according to the Twitter account. The 32-year-old cop was treated at the scene.
UPDATE 12:55 p.m. EDT:
The Seattle Police Department has offered more details on the shooting on its website.
According to police, the suspect, described as a man in his 30s or 40s, shot the driver near 3rdd Avenue and Seneca Street around 8:45 a.m. local time. The suspect then stayed in the bus for a short while before fleeing on foot through downtown Seattle.
Police tracked the suspect to 2nd Avenue and Seneca Street and then shot the suspected gunman. The suspect is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. The driver's injuries are not life threatening, according to police.