Three people have been shot dead and one wounded in a shooting at a party, presumably involving young people in Mukilteo, which is not far from Seattle. The suspect has been apprehended by police.
There were approximately 15-20 people at a gathering in the Chennault neighborhood, Mukilteo authorities say.
The weapon that is believed to have been used in the shooting has also been found, according to a Twitter post, citing Lewis County PD.
Mukilteo PD: the initial report is 5 shot with unknown injuries. Multiple 911 callers reported over 20 shots fired
— First Response Radio (@Snoco_Radio) July 30, 2016
The gunman is said to have been armed with a rifle.
A witness says that the event was most likely a high school or college party, while parents have begun gathering at the scene and are awaiting further news from the police.
A police dog unit is also said to have arrived at the site.
Mukilteo is a waterfront city in the state of Washington, near the Canadian border, with a population of just over 20,000. It is one of the most affluent Seattle suburbs and Money Magazine ranked it as one of the top places in the US to live in.