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2 killed, 2 wounded after gunman rampage in Seattle

Two men were killed and a man and woman were injured when a gunman opened fire in a Seattle street and then fled, leading to a fatal car accident.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody Wednesday after a rampage that Seattle Police Deputy Chief Marc Garth Green described as a “Random, senseless act.” Seattle police say that around 4:05 p.m. PT, a resident in the Lake City neighborhood walked outside with a handgun and approached a woman who was driving.

He tried to carjack the vehicle, and in the process shot her, critically injuring her, authorities said.

Then the gunman walked into the street and fired at a Metro bus.

The bus driver was hit by the gunfire, but was able to turn the bus around and get away, police said.

Seattle police work at the scene of a shooting in Seattle on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Four people including a metro bus driver were shot Wednesday afternoon, and one person has been detained, police said. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

The gunman then carjacked a red Prius, shooting and killing the 50-year-old driver, police said.

When officers arrived, they tried to talk to the gunman, Green said.

The gunman closed the car door and took off in the Prius, with officers pursuing him for about a block and a half “At a high rate of speed,” according to police.

During the chase, the gunman collided with another car, killing the other driver, a 70-year-old man, authorities said.

After a brief standoff, officers took the gunman into custody.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries where he is under police guard.

“He was walking down Sand Point Way just firing at anything – just without any regard, just kept firing,” Barrett said.

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