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Authorities ID woman killed in downtown Seattle shooting
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities identified the woman who was killed in a downtown Seattle shooting that also wounded seven people and raised questions about safety in the city’s center.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday that Tanya Jackson, 50, a resident of a group housing facility, was killed in the shooting Wednesday night, the Seattle Times reported.
Jackson was in a good mood when she left Plymouth Housing to go downtown, said Kelli Larsen, chief program officer at the facility for people who suffer from physical- and/or mental-health conditions that make finding and maintaining traditional housing on their own challenging.
“She said ‘Bye’ and she had a great big smile on her face,” said Larsen, who was told of the exchange by one of her staff members.
Jackson had a reputation as always being joyful among the staff members who managed her building, A.L. Humphrey House in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, the Times reported.
“She had a very rich life,” Larsen said.
Like others who were caught in the crossfire Wednesday, Jackson was just going about her day like she always did.
“It’s just not right,” Larsen said. “It shouldn’t happen.”
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said two shooting victims remained hospitalized Saturday and that a 9-year-old boy who was shot was released from the hospital Friday afternoon.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said a 21-year-old man wounded in the shooting is also a suspected shooter who was arrested at the hospital Wednesday night on a charge of unlawful gun possession.
Best said police were searching for two additional suspects considered armed and dangerous: Marquise Latrelle Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver, both 24. Records show both have lengthy arrest records, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said both have gang connections.
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