5 shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.

The shooting did not appear to be connected to the anti-Trump demonstrations but instead stemmed from a personal argument, said Robert Merner, assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department. Thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Trump's victory, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric against immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In Seattle, hundreds of protesters marched through the downtown streets.

Source: VOV5