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Seattle shootings leave 6 dead, including suspected gunman

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/05/2012

Kim Murphy

SEATTLE — An explosive day of violence ended Wednesday when a man believed to have shot five people in a cafe near the University District and a woman in a downtown parking lot shot himself in the head as police closed in.
"We strongly believe that this is the person that committed the homicides," Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel told reporters after the dramatic face-off in West Seattle. The shootings left six people dead, including the suspect, and one critically wounded.
Among the four people killed at Cafe Racer, near the University of Washington, were two men who were members of the band God's Favorite Beefcake, which had performed over the weekend at the city's Folklife Festival, witnesses told KIRO television. One of the pair was also a sword swallower and fire breather who often performed in local burlesque shows, the station said.
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"Seattle shootings leave 6 dead, including suspected gunman", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 23/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/seattle-shootings-leave-6-dead-including-suspected-gunman