UPDATE: 4:30PM – Vancouver Police confirms 1 is dead in the shooting. The suspect is in custody.
UPDATE: Here’s a statement from the Mayor of Vancouver, Anne McEnerny-Ogle:
“While we are still learning about what happened surrounding the shooting incident this afternoon in downtown Vancouver, our hearts go out to the victims and their families as they deal with this tragedy. I commend our police officers, fire and EMS personnel who quickly responded to the scene. I have the utmost confidence in our officers as they work to resolve the situation.”
UPDATE: Police confirm the shooting happened in the lobby of the Smith Tower Apartments. There are 3 victims, conditions unknown at this time. The potential suspect is a resident of the apartment complex. Police are in contact with the suspect, negotiating with him for a potential surrender.
UPDATE: Vancouver Fire has confirmed 2 people in critical condition have been transported to the hospital.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Police are responding to a report of a shooting at an apartment building in downtown Vancouver.
The Columbian tweeted photos of police at the high-rise building and said two people were receiving medical treatment in the parking lot while SWAT patrolled with rifles.
No further information was immediately available.
Vancouver Police responding to shooting in downtown apartment building. Police activity at 5th/6th Washington Street. Avoid the area. More information will be released once it’s available. The investigation is still active.
— Vancouver Police USA (@VancouverPDUSA) October 3, 2019