Officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in a Seattle suburb, and that a suspect is in custody. The city of Mukilteo said on its Twitter feed that there were three fatalities in the Chennault neighborhood. It said the injured person was transported to Harborview Medical Centre with unknown injuries.
The city tweeted that a suspect has been apprehended in Lewis County.
Officials said 15-20 people were present when the shooting happened during a gathering at a home in Chennault.
Police did not immediately release additional details about the shooting or the suspect.The city says a reunification center has been established at a local church for parents and relatives.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, protesters marched through downtown Dallas to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.
Shootings in the US are reminders of the gun control debate that remains a contested terrain. After the gay nightclub massacre, Senator Chris Murphy spoke for 15 hours, holding a filibuster in order to get the gun control bill passed. However, the US Senate rejected the four measures restricting gun sales dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun curbs through Congress despite repeated mass shootings.
Hillary Clinton and Democrats gave gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.
“I think they need to pay more attention to the pain we go through when we lose our children and to us when we ask them to make the laws stricter,” said Hillary Clinton.