Tragic Shooting At Seattle Pacific University [Audio]
UPDATE 6/7/14: 19-year-old Sarah Williams was upgraded from critical to serious and stable condition after undergoing five hours of surgery from wounds to her abdomen according to KING 5.
The second victim, Thomas Fowler, 24, was in stable condition and released from the hospital Friday night.
Jon Meis, the 22-year-old student building monitor who helped subdue the suspect, was released from the hospital Thursday night with no physical injuries from the struggle.
The final student, 19-year-old Paul Lee from Portland, Ore., died from his injuries at Harborview Medical Center Thursday.
Original Story from 6/6/14: The small community around Seattle Pacific University was shaken to the core yesterday when 26 year-old Aaron R. Ybarra opened fire on campus with a shotgun.
4 students were shot according to CBS Seattle. Sadly, a 19-year-old male died shortly after arriving at Harborview Medical Center. A 19-year-old woman is in critical condition currently admitted in the ICU, while a 24-year-old man is listed in satisfactory condition. A 22-year-old male victim was treated for minor injuries and released yesterday.
KOMO News reported that engineering student Jon Meis was working as a security guard at Otto Miller Hall and was able to disarm the suspect with pepper spray while he was trying to reload his weapon. Meanwhile, other students helped to subdue him until police could arrive. Their heroic actions helped to save the lives of many on campus.
The names of the victims have yet to be released. Tommy and Joe were able to speak with SPU President Daniel J. Martin.
They were also able to speak with SPU student David Downs this morning
About 4,270 students attend the private Christian university on its 40-acre campus 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. Many are sending out their support to the campus in this tragic time.
Seattle University students sending love and support to the SPU community pic.twitter.com/6ogkhNsYjR
— Seattle University (@seattleu) June 6, 2014