Law Enforcement sources say Aaron Ybarra, 26, of Mountlake Terrace, is the suspect in the Seattle Pacific University shooting Thursday. (Photo: Facebook)
A man with a shotgun walked into a building on the Seattle Pacific University campus, shot three people, fatally wounding one, and was reloading when a student security guard pepper-sprayed him and he and other students disarmed him, Seattle police said. The suspect, identified as a 26-year-old white male, was taken into custody.
Law enforcement sources later identified the suspect as Aaron Ybarra, 26, of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Police said the suspect was not a student at the school. “So far, police have not found any connection between the suspect, Seattle Pacific University or any of the victims,” a police news release said.
He is going to booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder, police said.
Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center said it had received four patients from the shooting: One of those, a 19-year-old man, died of his wounds, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. She added that a female in her 20s was undergoing surgery and was in critical condition. Two other men in their 20s were in satisfactory condition, adding that one of those appeared to have only minor physical injuries but was going through emotional trauma.