A GUNMAN has opened fire near an anti-Trump rally in the U.S. state of Seattle, shooting five people.
The Seattle Police Department said there may have been “some type of argument” before the shooter started firing.
It’s understood five people – four men, one woman – were shot and at least one victim is believed to be in a critical condition.
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All five patients have been transported to hospital for treatment.
Police have since saturated the area in the search for the gunman, who reportedly fled the scene on foot.
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An estimated 6000 people had taken to the streets of Seattle to protest against Donald Trump’s election victory, though the shooting is not believed to be related to the demonstration.
Other similar rallies have broken out across the United States.
This is in Seattle. Authorities are estimating 6,000 people took to the streets to protest Donald Trump's presidential win. pic.twitter.com/yJbSvf3ujt
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