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“I’m a student at Seattle Pacific University and we’ve heard what sounds like shots being fired”

In an effort to tell the story of the bravery shown in the face of yesterday’s tragic shooting at Seattle Pacific University campus, the Seattle Police Department is releasing 911 audio and photos, showing the remarkable calm and resourcefulness of students, faculty, and other witnesses in the moments after a gunman opened fire at Otto MillerĀ Hall.

On the recordings, a couple warns police “we just witnessed a shooting on 3rd and Nickerson”; a woman hiding in a professor’s office whispers to a 911 operator “in the lobby, he’s in the lobby”; and a man struck in the initial round of gunfire calmly utters “I think got hit with birdshot or something.”

The recordings have been edited to remove identifying information. The audio is chilling and fairly graphic, so please listen with caution.


Images from the Scene:

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