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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...yndication=rss
    By Sara Jean Green
    Seattle Times staff reporter

    A gunman emerged from an alley early this morning and fired several shots at a group of people who were standing on a Pioneer Square sidewalk, according to Seattle police.

    Two men were critically injured and a third received minor injuries despite being shot several times, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt.

    "There's a definite connection between these victims and the suspect," but detectives don't know what that connection is yet, she said. Members of the department's homicide, gang and crime-scene investigation units are interviewing witnesses, trying to determine a motive and come up with a suspect description, Witt said. No arrests have been made.

    At 2:35 a.m., police received a 911 call that shots had been fired on James Street between First and Second avenues. The gunman, walking south through an alley, opened fire on a group of people who were standing on the sidewalk. Two men, 28 and 23, received life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center, Witt said. The third victim is a 34-year-old man. He was treated and released.

    The victims aren't "necessarily innocent bystanders," Witt said, adding that police want to reassure the public that the shooting "is not a random deal."


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    What are the odds it was sparked by something happening in a bar earlier that night?

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    Renee Witt (police spokesperson)said:
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    "There's a definite connection between these victims and the suspect," [The victims aren't] "necessarily innocent bystanders," [The shooting] "is not a random deal."
    JAGS: Just another Gang Shooting



    It's good to remind us that we should be at all times armed and prepared for the worst, but it's just more gang violence on the west side. I wish the legislators would give up on gun-control and start up on gang-incarcerations.

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    David: fairly high?

    And what, conversely, are the odds the shooter was (a) a CPL holder, (b) legally carrying (i.e. not in the over-21 part of a bar earlier), and (c) legally able to own a firearm in the first place?

    A lot closer to zero.


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    Just think, this could've been stopped if Nichols could institute a gun ban!
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    There was also one killed at Chop Suey the other night and a few .40s fired in the u-district by the Emigrant Irish Pub last night...

    http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/s...ves/159081.asp

    Think I'll do my drinking at home.....


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    $10 says they were Rainier Ave/MLK Way residents.

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    kparker wrote:
    And what, conversely, are the odds the shooter was (a) a CPL holder, (b) legally carrying (i.e. not in the over-21 part of a bar earlier), and (c) legally able to own a firearm in the first place?
    Odds of (d) All of the above? Somewhere between not likely and no f-in' way.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    "There's a definite connection between these victims and the suspect," but detectives don't know what that connection is yet, she said. Members of the department's homicide, gang and crime-scene investigation units are interviewing witnesses, trying to determine a motive and come up with a suspect description, Witt said. No arrests have been made.

    OK, so no suspect description, not known suspects, we don't know the connection, we don't know the motive - SO what exactly is the basis for the statement "There is a definite connection between the victims and the suspect"??? I mean other than the obvious connection that the victims caught the suspects bullets???


    The victims aren't "necessarily innocent bystanders," Witt said, adding that police want to reassure the public that the shooting "is not a random deal."

    So with no suspects, no motive, no known connection, they have already determined the victims aren't "innocent bystanders" and are trying to downplay the event to calm the citizenry, that is quite the spin. Maybe they can beat confessions out of the victims, probably easier than finding the guy who did the shooting.

    I feel much safer knowing that the guy hangs out in alleys and only jumps out to shoot the people he knows. Guy like that couldn't possibly pose a threat to the rest of us...

    No violent crime problem in Pioneer Sq, nope not at all....

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    Tangent: Reminds me of the film Arlington Road, as does so much government activity. Anyone ever seen that?

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