Jun 6, 2014 6:38 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
SEATTLE (AP) - A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said.
A student building monitor at Seattle Pacific University disarmed the gunman after he entered the foyer at Otto Miller Hall, and several other people jumped on top of him and pinned him down until police officers arrived, police said.
A 19-year-old man died at Harborview Medical Center. Three other people were also taken to the hospital. A critically wounded 20-year-old woman was in intensive care late Thursday night after about five hours in surgery, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. A 24-year-old man was hospitalized in satisfactory condition. A Seattle Fire Department official said the man suffered "pellet type wounds" to his neck and chest.
A 22-year-old man was treated and released, Gregg said. Police said he suffered minor injuries during the struggle with the suspect.
None of the victims was immediately identified.
At an earlier news conference, Assistant Police Chief Paul McDonagh said the man in custody was not a student at the school.
Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of murder, police said.