2 officers shot in Seattle, location of gunman unclear


A Seattle Police Department officer pulls his weapon while responding to a shooting in downtown Seattle where two officers were reportedly shot on April 20, 2017.

Another suspect was taken into custody, while a third was found with significant injuries, authorities said. "All suspects in custody". The officers, a man and a woman, were taken to Harborview Medical Center as police scoured the area for suspects.

The officers have not been named but the female officer is 42 years old and the male officer is 30.

A bystander looks for cover while officers respond to a shooting in downtown Seattle where two Seattle Police Department officers were reportedly shot on April 20, 2017.

While one officer fought with a suspect on the ground, a female suspect struck that officer over the head with a bottle, Best said.

Two Seattle police officers were shot while responding to a report of a robbery Thursday afternoon at a downtown Seattle convenience store.

Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said the officers' injuries appeared to be minor.

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Authorities said Thursday that investigators were searching for a third person involved in the incident.

A heavy police presence remained in the area into the late night and streets were closed as officials urged the public to stay away.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, talks with Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, center, and Captain Deanna Nollette, acting chief of investigations, second from left, after briefing reporters near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

One officer was saved from more serious injuries by their bullet proof vest, according to Best.

Cindi Raykovich, the co-owner of a running store in the area, described the scene from her business as it unfolded Thursday.

Seattle police say two police officers have been shot responding to a downtown robbery.

This is the first time a Seattle police officer has been shot since 2009. Police said his cause of death would be determined by the King County Medical Examiner.