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Seattle Shooting Wounds 5 Near Trump Protest; Shooter at Large

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Police respond after five people were shot near Pine Street and Third Avenue on Nov. 9, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Assistant Chief of Investigations for the Seattle Police Department, Robert Merner, told reporters the shooting was not related to a nearby anti-Trump protest but rather from "some type of personal argument." (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 01:03 PM

Four people remained hospitalized Thursday after a Wednesday evening shooting in downtown Seattle that wounded five people, two critically. Police are searching for the shooter, who is still at large.

Four men and one woman were wounded in the shooting, which took place just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday following an argument outside a 7-Eleven store near a bus stop. Witnesses reported seeing a man walk away after the argument, then turn and fire into the crowd, The Associated Press reported.

Some of the victims were thought to be bystanders not involved in the argument, according to USA Today.

The shooter fled on foot and has not yet been caught, but police are reviewing surveillance tapes hoping to find clues to his identity and whereabouts.

One of the victims was released from Harborview Medical Center on Thursday and two others are in satisfactory condition, according to the AP. The other two victims were downgraded from critical to serious condition. The victim's ages ranged from 20s to 50s. They were shot in the legs, chest, and neck, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg told the AP.

An anti-Trump rally was taking place nearby at the time of the shooting, but the two events were unrelated, according to police. “As far as we know, it seems to be a personal argument,” Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner told the AP.

The incident is the state of Washington’s eighth mass shooting this year, The Seattle Times reported. In September, five people were killed at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

Another smaller shooting took place Wednesday in a parking lot in the West Holly neighborhood, resulting in two men being hospitalized.

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