Man shot in chest at Green Lake office building

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SEATTLE - 5:04 p.m. Update: Mayor Mike McGinn will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. on the latest of the Green Lake shooting.

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5 p.m. Update: Here is a recap of the Green Lake shooting:

  • A 70-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon at a Seattle Parks and Recreation office in the 8000 block of Densmore Avenue North.
  • The victim, Bill Keller, was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is currently in critical but stable condition.
  • Seattle police said the suspect is Seattle Parks and Recreation employee Carolyn “Zoom” Piksa.
  • Around 4:50 p.m., Seattle police arrested Piksa in Burien.

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4:50 p.m. Update: Police said officers have taken a woman into custody in Burien. 

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4:42 p.m. Update: Chopper 7 showed a SWAT vehicle in Burien.

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4:40 p.m. Update: The victim in the shooting, Bill Keller, is currently in critical but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center.

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4:37 p.m. Update: Chopper 7 is over Burien as police search for information related to the Green Lake shooting. 

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4:33 p.m. Update: The North Seattle Community College campus is closed due to a developing situation involving the shooting.

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4:24 p.m. Update: A release from Seattle Public Schools: The district is returning all students who were on buses bound for after-school programs to their schools of origin. In some cases, students were delivered to community centers before the closure announcement was made. In that case, the community centers are calling parents and asking them to pick up their students. Students returned to their school will remain at school with adult supervision until their parents can arrange for pick up.

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4:13 p.m. Update: According to Seattle police, the shooting suspect is described as having shorter hair and the picture is 5 years old.

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4:09 p.m. Update: According to Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department, the suspect fled north to 130th & Linden.

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4:06 p.m. Update: Sean Whitcomb with Seattle Police Department said they are investigating the possibility that the shooting was an instance of workplace violence.

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4:02 p.m. Update: According to the Seattle Police Department, anyone who sees Carolyn "Zoom" Piksa is urged to call 911. 

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3:55 p.m. Update: The suspect's name is Carolyn "Zoom" Piksa and she is an Assistant Coordinator with the Seattle Parks and Recreation.

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3:49 p.m. Update: The victim in the shooting has been identified as 70-year-old Bill Keller, the executive director of the Associated Recreation Council.

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3:46 p.m. Update: The Seattle Police Department have released a picture of Carolyn J. Piksa. 

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3:40 p.m. Update: The Seattle Mayor's office closed all community centers, pools and Seattle parks facilities for the day in response to the shooting. 

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3:34 p.m. Update: Seattle Parks and Recreation confirms that the suspect they are looking for is Carolyn J. Piksa. 

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3:30 p.m. Update: According to the Seattle Fire Department, the 65-year-old victim of the North Seattle shooting is in critical but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center. Police are searching for a suspect.

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 3:26 p.m. Update: According to the Seattle Parks and Recreation, due to the shooting at the Densmore Ave North facility, all Parks & Rec facilities in Northeast Seattle are evacuated. All others closed.

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3:17 p.m. Update: Ravenna Community Center has been evacuated.

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3:09 p.m. Update: According to the Seattle Police Department, all community centers city-wide are in lockdown.

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3:05 p.m. Update: Community centers on lockdown, but not evacuated: Green Lake, Ravenna, Meadowbrook, Northgate, Bitter Lake, Laurelhurst and Magnuson 

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Police are investigating a shooting north of Green Lake that left a man in critical condition Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the 8000 block of Densmore Avenue North.

When police responded to the scene, they found a 70-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.

Police are looking for a 47-year-old white woman, wearing a blue stocking cap and a beige or Army green jacket. She may be driving a dark CLR SUV.

Police said North Seattle elementary schools that are currently in shelter in place are Broadview Thomson, Bagley and Wilson Pacific.

According to police, detectives are investigating the possibility that the shooting is a case of workplace violence.

According to police, there was a report of an armed woman at the Bitter Lake Community Center in North Seattle, but it is unknown at this time if the two incidents are related.