Officers responding to a report of shots fired in a building near N. 80th and Densmore Avenue N. found a 70-year-old man with gunshot wound to the chest just after 2 p.m. Medics transported the man to a hospital; he was listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile, officers were searching for a woman with a gun at the Bitter Lake Community Center and surrounding area. The suspect is described as a white female in her late 40s, wearing a blue stocking cap and beige or Army green jacket. She may be driving a dark SUV.
Seattle Police Department Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said that detectives were investigating the possibility that the incident was a case of workplace violence.
Community centers citywide and nearby schools Broadview Thomson, Bagley Elementary, and Wilson Alternative School are in lockdown.