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March 25, 2006
Seven Dead in Seattle Shooting

Seattle is a very safe city by any measure, but last night someone walked into a party about 10 blocks from our house and executed six people before killing himself. I was just down at the house where the Mayor and Chief of Police gave a press conference. The house is on our regular running loop, we run right by several times a week.

Anyway, the city is abuzz with the whole thing, and of course Liz and I both work for local media outlets, so we're right in the middle of it.

Slog: The Stranger's blog is covering the story in real time.

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What's going on up in Seattle, is the weather catching up to everyone? Or, maybe this guy had something against Goths/Zombies? Jeez, I figured a mass killing would happen sooner or later there, it was just a matter of time I suppose. At least we won't have to pay to put him away for life.

What's going on in Darfur.... Can you post any info....

Mass killings happen everywhere, sooner or later. Seattle is a big city, and this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Thankfully, it doesn't happen very often—This is the worst mass killing in the state of Washington since 1983.