Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Downtown Shooting

Seattle (January 22, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to this evening’s shooting in downtown Seattle with the following statement:

“Early this evening, a dispute between individuals in our downtown core escalated into gunfire. As a result, a number of people were hit, and one person died. We mourn a tragedy like this wherever it occurs. No one should face such violence, and it impacts all of us when it occurs in the heart of our City.

“I extend my support, and that of our City, to the victims and their families. I also want to express my profound gratitude to our first responders who worked quickly to help those who needed it. The men and women of the Seattle Police Department and the Seattle Fire Department work every day to keep our city safe. I am also grateful to our partners at the King County Sheriff’s Office for their support during this incident. 

“SPD continues its investigation, and is actively pursuing leads. We urge anyone in the public with information about this incident to please call the SPD tip line at (206) 233-5000.”