Three Killed, Two Critically Wounded In North Seattle Cafe Shooting

Seattle police are searching for a gunman who shot five people, killing two of them, in a north Seattle cafe Wednesday morning.

Around 11 am, several people called 911 and reported hearing gunfire coming from Cafe Racer at NE 58th Street and Roosevelt Way NE.

Officers arrived on scene and found five people down inside the business.

Medics arrived immediately, but were unable to save two men, who died at the scene. Two additional men and one woman were rushed to Harborview in critical condition.

The suspect in the shooting is a white male, 6’1, very thin, with curly light brown hair, wearing a white and brown plaid shirt and dark pants. Police believe he is armed and dangerous.

There is currently a heavy police presence in the University District, with K9, SWAT, Homicide detectives, crime scene investigators, and patrol officers all in the area working on the case and searching for the suspect.

As a precaution, area residents should keep their doors and windows locked, and to call police if you find any indications someone has tried to break in to your home.

We will provide updated information about this case as soon as it’s available.

If you have any information about this case or the suspect, please call 911.

Update @ 2:39 pm: A third victim in today’s north Seattle shooting, a 50-year-old woman, has died.