A gunman opened fire at the Jewish Federation in downtown Seattle today, killing 1 and injuring 5 others. From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Six people were shot - one fatally - this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man who told a witness he was upset about “what was going on in Israel.”
Police spokesman Rich Pruitt said there was one shooter, who was apprehended without incident outside the Jewish Federation building at the corner of Third Avenue and Virginia Street.
“We believe it’s a lone individual acting out his antagonism,” said David Gomez, who heads the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts in Seattle.
Authorities did not release any details about the gunman and would not discuss possible motives.
“There’s nothing to indicate that it’s terrorism related,” Gomez said. “But we’re monitoring the entire situation.”
Nothing to indicate that the incident was terrorism-related? Refusing to discuss possible motives, as if there might have been a whole list of motives, or no motive at all?
A Pakistani gunman goes to the Jewish Federation Center, announces he’s angry at Israel, and shoots 6 people, one of them fatally. Nope, there’s absolutely nothing about the scenario that appears to be related to terrorism. I can’t figure out a motive either. Happens all the time, with Chinese grandmothers shooting up Lutheran potluck suppers.
Stupid FBI and stupid mainstream media.