Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Two officers shot at 7-Eleven in downtown Seattle

Two officers shot at 7-Eleven in downtown Seattle

One of the officers, a 30-year-old man is in critical condition, while the second, a 42-year-old woman is in satisfactory condition. His injuries are considered life-threatening. The other officer, age 30, was hit in his face and rib cage. Two suspects are in custody and a third suspect is at large.

The robbery took place at a 7-11 convenience store near the city's oldest neighborhood, Pioneer Square, Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said. A female suspect struck one of the officers with a bottle and a third suspect opened fire, wounding the officers, police said.

The shooting happened near Madison Street at Western Avenue at about 1:32 p.m. Thursday. One suspect was detained, another was found with "significant injuries" and at the time of writing, a hunt for a third suspect was underway.

That suspect is described as a 250-pound wearing a Seahawks beanie hat and glasses.

"We have two police officers who are injured and our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families", Mayor Ed Murray said in a press conference Thursday.

The officers confronted the three suspects at the scene when a fight erupted.

The officers were taken to Harborview Medical Center, police said.

Police cruisers flooded the area, closing streets, and officers warned people to stay away.

One officer was shot in the chest but their vest stopped the bullet, Best said.

None of the officers are in critical condition and that two are being treated at a local hospital, KIRO reports.

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