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Two Killed, Two Critically Wounded After Gunman Opens Fire on Sand Point Way 

Update – March 29, 2019 7:20 p.m.

A fifth victim has come forward and reported gunshot damage to her car related to this specific incident. The investigation continues.

Two men were killed and a man and a woman were critically injured in the Sand Point neighborhood Tuesday after a gunman opened fire on several vehicles, including a Metro bus, and carjacked a vehicle when police arrived. The gunman is in custody.

Just after 4pm, the suspect, a Sand Point resident, approached a driver near Sand Point Way Northeast and Bartlett Avenue Northeast. The suspect shot the female driver, critically injuring her, before walking into the street and firing on a southbound Metro bus.

The driver was struck by gunfire, but was able to turn the bus around and head north, away from the gunman.

The suspect then approached a second motorist, in a red Prius, and opened fire, killing the driver.

Police arrived and contacted the suspect, who climbed into the Prius and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. He collided with another vehicle a short distance away, killing the other driver. Police were able to take him into custody after a brief standoff.

Medics took the suspect to Harborview Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries where he is currently under police guard.

The is a developing incident and we will release more information as it becomes available.