(SEATTLE) — Three people are dead and one injured following a shooting at a house party in Mukilteo, Washington, a suburb of Seattle located about 25 miles north of the city, police said early Saturday morning.
A suspect — apprehended in Lewis County, south of Seattle — is in custody, the city of Mukilteo tweeted.
“There was a shooting tonight in the Chennault neighborhood,” the city tweeted at 2:40 a.m. local time, subsequently adding that between 15 and 20 people were present at the home.
On scene of this shooting with multiple people shot.. pic.twitter.com/RpqrYy1bos
— Jack Reale (@jackrealeEXP2) July 30, 2016
Thirty minutes later, the city tweeted, “We are sad to report 3 fatalities tonight, 1 injured and transported to Harborview [Medical Center in Seattle], we do not know the extent of injuries.”
We are sad to report 3 fatalities tonight, 1 injured and transported to Harborview, we do not know the extent of injuries #ChennaultShooting
— City of Mukilteo (@CityofMukilteo) July 30, 2016
The victims’ names will not be released until they are identified and next of kin are notified, officials said.
Local police said it also established a “reunification center” for parents and relatives of party-goers at a local church.
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