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article imageFour shot at Seattle college

By Nathan Salant     Jun 5, 2014 in World
Seattle - Four people were shot and wounded Thursday at a Seattle college campus before teachers and other school workers were able to disarm him.
Two of the four injured at Seattle Pacific University are in serious condition, according to Cable News Network (CNN).
The alleged gunman, whose identity was not released, was reloading his gun when staff members stopped him, Seattle police said.
The shooting started late Thursday afteroon at Otto Miller Hall, where the private Christian university's science, math and engineering departments hold classes, CNN said.
Briana Clarke said she was in Otto Miller Hall when she heard shots and saw students running.
"I first heard two muffled shots that I thought were two helium balloons," she said.
Clarke said she later saw as many as seven students were appeared injured.
The school quickly went on lockdown and sent messages to that effect on Twitter, CNN said.
"Classes are suspended. Please do not come to campus," the university said on its official Twitter account.
School counselor Karen Altus told local radio station KOMO that she was hiding in her office with several students, waiting for the all-clear from campus officials.
"I'm in my office with four students with the blinds closed -- we're sitting on the floor with the door locked, very scared," Altus said.
Students were urged to check text messages for updates, CNN said.
Seattle Pacific is located in the city's Queen Anne neighborhood and has a student population of more than 4,200, CNN said.
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