Shooting at Southcenter Mall

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mall shooting 05-08-13TUKWILA — On Wednesday afternoon, shots were fired at the Southcenter Mall, police said.

Mike Murphy with Tukwila police said they located a stolen car near Nordstrom at the mall and were questioning a woman near the car.

Meanwhile, another police officer saw a person who matched the description of the driver of the stolen car in another vehicle in the driveway west of Nordstrom.  The officer ordered the driver of the car to stop, but the driver struck the officer with the car; the officer then fired at the car.

The vehicle had two people inside it.

The suspects attempted to flee into a nearby Target parking lot, but it ended up being a dead-end and police arrested them. One of the two men who was hit by police gunfire was transported to Harborview Medical Center. His condition is unknown. Both men were taken into custody.

The officer who was struck by the vehicle was treated on the scene and was not transported to the hospital.

During the incident, shoppers inside Nordstrom were told to stay inside the store, which was locked down.

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  • Thomas Brown

    And pople keep telling me that Mexico is dangerous, here is getting worst. I should retire there from all this mess

  • BadReporting

    Either the title of this article is very misleading, or the news reporter should be fired for faulty reporting. In today's sensationalist society (prompted much by media sensationalism), a headline such as "Shooting at Mall" causes panic and assumes that the shooting took place inside the mall by a perpetrator. The content of this article would suggest that the reason police were at the mall in the first place was because they discovered a stolen car…not because there were any shots fired. The shots fired were BY the officers on duty as a car came toward him. The store was on lockdown because the situation in the parking lot could have been potentially dangerous.

  • deadcat

    Agreed. Its like publishing a story about a shooting at a rifle range where the only victim is a zombie target and the shooters wallet after paying for ammo.

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