VIDEO: Five Shot Downtown Seattle near Scene of Anti-Trump Protests

Thu Nov 10, 2016 17:51:52

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument, wounding five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

The shooting did not appear to be connected to the anti-Trump demonstrations but instead stemmed from a personal argument, said Robert Merner, assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department.

The most seriously injured victim, a man, was rushed to nearby Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition on Wednesday night.

The other four victims, identified only as one woman and three men, all sustained non-life threatening wounds to their legs, police said.

Police and fire crews were on the scene in less than a minute because they had been in the area to monitor the demonstrations, Merner said, but did not arrive in time to engage the suspect.

Thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Trump's win, protesting his controversial campaign rhetoric against immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

In Seattle, hundreds of protesters marched through the downtown streets.

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