SEATTLE — Four men and a woman who were shot in downtown Seattle Wednesday night are improving, according to Harborview Medical Center.
The five victims range in age from 20s to 50s and sustained wounds to their legs, chest and neck.
They were shot near Pine Street and Third Avenue after an argument of some kind, not far from where hundreds were protesting the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. Police say the shooting is not related to the people who were protesting in downtown. Read about the protest here.
A man escaped on foot after firing into a crowd near a convenience store.
Officers said they don't believe the incident is related to the anti-Trump protests.
On Wednesday night, two of the patients were in critical condition, but as of Thursday morning, two had improved to serious condition. Two others are in satisfactory condition and one has been discharged from the hospital.
The manager of a 7-Eleven where the gunman opened fire told reporters she heard what sounded like firecrackers and told everyone to get down.
Sharon Keith says she was inside the store Wednesday evening and could see multiple people on the ground outside afterward.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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