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Five killed, one by police, in shootings at Seattle apartments

April 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, April 22 (UPI) -- Five people died in shootings at a Seattle apartment complex, including a man shot by police officers when he reached for a gun, police said.

Officers were sent to the apartments Sunday to investigate reports of gunfire, which they could hear when they arrived, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

Schrock said officers found two men wounded in a parking lot and as they tried to help one of them he reached for a gun and they opened fire, killing him, CNN reported Monday.

Both men in the parking lot died, Schrock said.

Police discovered a third male body in the parking lot and two others in separate apartments, a man and a woman. All were killed by gunshot wounds, Schrock said.

No officers were injured.

Schrock said the four male victims had been involved in a gunbattle. She said investigators didn't know why the fight started.

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