Seattle FOX Crew ‘Too Close for Comfort’ to Shooting

By Kevin Eck 

Two men were shot in downtown Seattle last night, just one block from where a KCPQ news crew was in their news van editing a story.

“This one was a little too close for comfort,” said James Lynch, a reporter for the Seattle FOX affiliate. “We were working out of our news van at 2nd and Pine when we heard about half a dozen gunshots. We hunkered down for a few minutes and when we got out, two men were hobbling toward us. It was obvious they had been shot.”

According to Seattle police, officers on foot patrol heard the gunfire near Westlake Center just after 8 p.m. and ran toward the sound of the shots. Officers saw a group running from 3rd and Pine Street where they found two wounded men.


Medics transported the men to Harborview Medical Center. A 25-year-old man was listed in critical condition and a 16-year-old boy in serious condition.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting. Late Wednesday, police said officers were still working to get a description of the suspect or suspects.