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UPDATE: Police identify college campus gunman; student hero helped stop attack

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SEATTLE (WKOW) -- Authorities have identified the gunman at Seattle Pacific University as Aaron R. Ybarra, 26. They say he was not a student of the university.

Police officials say a student building monitor was able to disarm Ybarra, subduing him with pepper spray has Ybarra tried to reload his shotgun. Police say that helped end the attack and prevent more casualties and injuries Several other people jumped on top of the man and pinned him down until officers arrived, police said.

Ybarra has been booked in King County Jail on homicide charges, according to jail records. His bail has been denied.

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SEATTLE (WKOW) -- One person is dead and three others injured after a shooting at a college in Seattle.

It happened this afternoon at Seattle Pacific University when a lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire inside a building.

A hospital spokeswoman says a man in his twenties has died, while a 20-year-old woman is in critical condition. The other two male victims are in satisfactory condition.

The gunman is in custody tonight after authorities say a student building monitor subdued him with pepper spray as he was reloading his shotgun.

"The shooter began to reload his shotgun and a student that is the building monitor inside the hall confronted the shooter, was able to subdue the individual and once on the ground, other students jumped on top of him," said Seattle Police West Precinct Capt. Chris Fowler.

The campus was on lockdown for a period of time, until the Otto Miller Building where the shooting took place was secured.

About 4,300 students attend the private christian university about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. 



SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says one man in his 20s has died and a woman is critically injured after a shooting Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.

Two other people are less seriously hurt. Police say a suspect is in custody.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg had no additional information on the young man who died. She says a 20-year-old woman is in surgery with critical injuries while a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man are in satisfactory condition.
   
Gregg says the hospital is not expecting any more injured people from the shooting.
   
It wasn't clear whether the suspected gunman was injured.
   
The university posted online that "the campus is in lockdown due to a shooting near Otto Miller Hall."
   
Police say SWAT officers continue to clear buildings on campus.
   
About 4,270 students attend the private Christian university, located in a residential neighborhood about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say there are four victims in a shooting on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Police say one suspect is in custody and they are looking for a second person armed with a handgun.

The Seattle Fire Department says one victim has been taken to Harborview Medical Center. Live television video from the scene showed a second person being loaded into an ambulance. Medic units have lined up three more stretchers.

The university posted online that "the campus is in lockdown due to a shooting at Otto Miller Hall." 

A woman who answered the phone at the school's security office quickly disconnected, saying no one could talk.

About 4,000 students attend the Christian university about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.
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