One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a shooting at Ingraham High School in Seattle on Tuesday (November 8) morning.
Police received a call about an active shooter just before 10 a.m. When they arrived, they found a single victim. They provided treatment until paramedics arrived and took them to the hospital.
The shooting happened after second period when students were moving between classes. Madeleyne De Leon, 14, told the Seattle Times that she was on the phone with a friend when shots rang out. She said that she and another friend ran from the school to the parking lot of a nearby grocery store, where they waited for their parents to pick them up.
“I’m really scared, but I’m glad most people are OK. I’m OK and with my family right now,” she said. “It’s a lot to process.”
The school was locked down while officers secured the scene. Officials said that students would be released one classroom at a time.
By the time officers arrived at the school, the shooter had left the area. They were located about an hour later and taken into custody.
Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect or the victim and have not provided any details about a potential motive for the shooting.