What triggered mass shooting near anti-Trump in Seattle?

Five critically injured during mass shooting reported in Seattle

Massive gunfire was reported outside a convenience store in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night injuring five people in the rampage.

According to the Seattle Times, the gunshots were reported shortly after 7pm outside a store between the Third Avenue and Pine streets. While two victims sustained life-threatening injuries, the other three victims remain serious.

Though the shooting took place not far away from the demonstrations against the election of the Republican candidate Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential elections 2016, the Seattle Police department said that the incident was not related to the anti-Trump protest. The police further explained that the incident took place following an argument.

“It appears that some type of argument took place. This individual began to walk away from the crowd, then turned and fired into the crowd,” said the assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department, Robert Merner, Reuters reported.

The Police and fire tenders arrived at the scene of the shooting short after the incident. According to the police, the suspect fled the area on foot. Meanwhile, the Police have closed down the intersection of Third Avenue and Pine streets, where the shooting took place.