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Police searching for gunman in Seattle shooting

10 November 2016

Five people have been hurt, one critically, after a shooting near the scene of protests against President-elect Donald Trump in the American city of Seattle.

Police watch as people gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle, Washington, US November 9, 2016.

The other four victims, identified only as one woman and three men, all sustained non-life threatening wounds to their legs, police said. Police have not yet made an arrest in the case. "This individual began to walk away from the crowd, then turned and fired into the crowd", Merner said.

The shooting took place at Pine Street and 3 Avenue.

The rally protesting Trump's election reportedly started only a few blocks from the location of the shooting and was proceeding along nearby streets at the time of the shooting. At least one victim was a bystander, Seattle police Assistant Chief Robert Merner said.

The Seattle Times newspaper reported that witnesses heard several gunshots.