Seattle man ’embarks on “random” car-jacking rampage killing two and injuring two others’

One person has been killed and two more have been left in a critical condition in an apparent random shooting in North Seattle, on Wednesday afternoon.

According to eyewitnesses, the male suspect, who lives in the area, emerged from his home with a gun and attempted to car-jack a female driver.

During the attempted robbery in the Lake City neighborhood, the driver, a 57-year-old woman, was shot and critically injured.

The suspect is then said to have opened fire at an on-coming King County Metro bus, striking the driver.

Having been shot in the chest, the bus driver is said to have put his vehicle into reverse and driven for a few blocks. before pressing an emergency button and alerting police to the scene at 4:05 pm.

Dramatic helicopter footage documented the moment Seattle police apprehended the suspect

Dramatic helicopter footage documented the moment Seattle police apprehended the suspect

Dramatic helicopter footage documented the moment Seattle police apprehended the suspect

In total, authorities say four people were shot by the assailant, including one fatality (pictured: Paramedics and police officers remove a man from where two vehicles collided on Sand Point Way Northeast in Seattle, Wednesday)

In total, authorities say four people were shot by the assailant, including one fatality (pictured: Paramedics and police officers remove a man from where two vehicles collided on Sand Point Way Northeast in Seattle, Wednesday)

In total, authorities say four people were shot by the assailant, including one fatality (pictured: Paramedics and police officers remove a man from where two vehicles collided on Sand Point Way Northeast in Seattle, Wednesday)

Images of the green and yellow Metro vehicle show multiple rounds were fired through the windshield of the bus, but remarkably none of the other 12 passengers on-board were harmed.

‘My understanding is, even after he had been struck by gunfire, he was able to maneuver the bus, to back out, and get his passengers to safety, before hitting the emergency alarm button,’ said Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer.

As police rushed to the scene, the gunman then carjacked another vehicle, shooting and killing the driver before driving away.

A high-speed pursuit then ensued between the suspect and police. During the chase, a 70-year-old driver collided with the suspect’s vehicle head-on and suffered fatal injuries, dying at the scene.

Police say they were eventually able to persuade the suspect to surrender his weapon and exit the immobilized vehicle.

Images of the green and yellow Metro vehicle show multiple rounds were fired through the windshield of the bus - remarkably none of the other 12 passengers on-board were harmed

Images of the green and yellow Metro vehicle show multiple rounds were fired through the windshield of the bus - remarkably none of the other 12 passengers on-board were harmed

Images of the green and yellow Metro vehicle show multiple rounds were fired through the windshield of the bus – remarkably none of the other 12 passengers on-board were harmed

During a high-speed chase between the suspect and police, a 70-year-old driver collided with the suspect's vehicle head-on and suffered fatal injuries

During a high-speed chase between the suspect and police, a 70-year-old driver collided with the suspect's vehicle head-on and suffered fatal injuries

During a high-speed chase between the suspect and police, a 70-year-old driver collided with the suspect’s vehicle head-on and suffered fatal injuries

According to eyewitnesses, the male suspect, who lives in the area, emerged from his home with a gun and attempted to car-jack a female driver

According to eyewitnesses, the male suspect, who lives in the area, emerged from his home with a gun and attempted to car-jack a female driver

According to eyewitnesses, the male suspect, who lives in the area, emerged from his home with a gun and attempted to car-jack a female driver

Dramatic helicopter footage documented the moment Seattle police apprehended the suspect, who could be seen writhing around in pain on the floor, next to the open door of a severely damaged red car.

In total, authorities say four people were shot by the assailant, including one fatality.

A 50-year-old man was shot and killed at the scene and a 70-year-old male died in a collision with the suspect’s car.

Two other victims, a 57-year-old woman, and a man, whose age is not yet know, were taken to the Harborview Medical Center where they remain in a critical condition.

The driver of the bus is said to be in stable condition. Eyewitnesses say he was able to walk from the bus and onto a gurney where paramedics began attending to him, the Seattle Times reported. 

The suspect is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Harborview.

He will later be taken into police custody and will likely charged.

Police say they don’t believe the believed suspect had a motive for the chain of crimes, calling his actions ‘random and senseless’. 

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