Seattle Pacific University is a small campus just a few blocks away from my parents at the base of Queen Anne hill. It’s not a party school, it’s more like an almost graduate school so it’s not freshmen drinking it up, it’s older students trying to get their education finished. There are hardly ever parties on that campus.
It’s by the Puget Sound water way, ringed by trees, near the large park and very peaceful. Usually. Yesterday at around 3:30 p.m. it had a campus shooting. Thus far, 1 dead, 3 seriously wounded and the rest minor injuries.
This is the first campus shooting up here. It’s very sad to see this happen anywhere, but we were also a bit of a “never happen here” sort of head in the sand town. We are a very mellow city, even our worst parts aren’t THAT bad. Our gun numbers are very low. Our violent crime numbers are pretty low. Our hit and run numbers are the high ones. People kill others with their cars, not guns. Sad day for Seattle.