5 Shot in Seattle: Started With Domestic Violence

April 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

5 shot in Seattle: Five people were shot and killed on Sunday at an apartment complex south of Seattle, authorities said. The killings started a domestic violence-related killing.

The alleged gunman in the slayings was shot and killed in the incident, reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, citing police officials.

Cathy Shrock, a spokeswoman for police, said that officers were sent to the Federal Way, Wash., complex after people reported gunfire, reported KOMO TV.

“When officers arrived there were still shots being fired,” Schrock was quoted as saying.

Police saw two people wounded in the parking lot and one of them reached for a gun. Officers opened fire on the man, killing him. None of the police officers were hurt in the incident.

The other man who was wounded in the parking lot eventually died. Officers also found three dead bodies, including a body in the parking lot and two others in separate apartment units.

Authorities told the Post-Intelligencer that a 28-year-old man was behind the killings before police shot him. The man killed his girlfriend before he shot and killed two men in a parking lot and another in an apartment, police said.

“We have a total of five victims and no officers were injured. There are people at the apartment complex who are providing witness statements and investigation will continue throughout the morning,” Shrock told Fox News Radio.