Homicide Investigation at Westlake Station

Homicide detectives are conducting their investigation after one man was shot and killed and two others wounded by gunfire inside the Link light rail Westlake Station Friday night.

At approximately 9:20 pm, officers from the West Precinct responded to reports of a shooting with multiple victims in the 300 block of Pine Street.  Officers were nearby and arrived quickly at 3rd and Pine.  Additional information coming into the 911 call takers was that the shooting was actually inside the Westlake Station.

Officers immediately made their way into the station and located three adult males with gunshot injuries, two of them with life-threatening injuries.  Officers performed CPR on the victims until relieved by Seattle Fire.  SFD Medics transported the three victims to Harborview Medical Center where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries.

Witness reports stated that one male suspect fled the station on foot following the shooting.  Witnesses also stated that the suspect and at least two of the victims may have been in an altercation near 3rd and Pine and then entered the station where the shooting happened and did not appear to be random.

Homicide detectives responded to begin their investigation.  CSI detectives also responded and processed the scene.  Detectives are working closely with King County Metro and Sound Transit during this investigation.  This remains an active and on-going investigation and information is subject to change.  Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department tip line at (206) 233-5000.