Seattle, Washington (KINY) - One person is dead and a nine year old boy was among seven people wounded in a mass shooting downtown Wednesday.
ABC News reported there were multiple suspects and they remained at large Thursday.
Seattle Police already had a significant presence downtown for an officer-involved shooting just a few blocks away.
Chief Carmen Best said that was unrelated to the mass shooting at the height of the evening commute.
Chief Best said multiple people were involved in a dispute in front of a McDonald's restaurant when the shooting occurred.
A law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News that police believe the shooting was possibly gang-related. A police source said they have had prior violent incidents at this location.
Tuesday there was a fatal shooting at nearby Westlake Mall.
All of these shootings appear to be separate but detectives haven't come to any conclusions.
Seattle Police officers and King County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to 3rd Avenue and Pine Street after callers reported shots fired and multiple victims down.
Police arrived and located multiple victims on Pine Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. Officers and deputies immediately provided life-saving measures, including tourniquets, to the victims until Seattle Fire medics took over medical treatment.
Seven victims, one female and five males, including a 9-year-old boy, were treated at Harborview Medical Center with injuries from minor to life-threatening. One adult female victim was found fatally shot in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue.