Slog PM: We're 100 Seconds from the End of the World, Four Mass Shooting Victims Released from Haborview
by Thursday at 5:49 pm•
Downtown shooting updates: One of the three suspects has been booked into jail. At a press conference today, Mayor Durkan said that “if this had been a fistfight, eight people would not have ended up at the hospital,” referring to the need for increased gun safety. There's also talk of shutting down that McDonald's, located right where the dispute took place. Here are the conditions of the victims, per Seattle Times:
Four of the seven people injured had been treated and released from Harborview as of Wednesday afternoon, officials said. [I assume they mean Thursday. The shooting was Wednesday evening —Chase.] Those who remained hospitalized were recovering: A woman in her 50s who initially had been in critical condition and the 9-year-old boy, who was initially in serious condition, had been upgraded, according to the hospitals. A 32-year-old man was in satisfactory condition.
And here's today's press conference:
Is a mass shooting good for business? Riders are fuming over how expensive Lyft and Uber rides were last night due to the traffic congestion resulting from the mass shooting. A $46 ride from downtown to Fremont? Jesus. “I didn’t know how to get home, and I felt like I was getting taken advantage of in a really bad situation," said one rider to the Seattle Times. The companies say they plan on reimbursing people who were affected by the spike.Continue reading »