Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 5 at Seattle Jewish Center

From News Services
Saturday, July 29, 2006

SEATTLE, July 28 -- One woman was killed and five others were hospitalized Friday after a man who allegedly declared he was "angry with Israel" opened fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building.

The alleged gunman was arrested without a struggle inside the building, police said.

Authorities noted that all the victims were women, but they did not offer a motive for the incident and it was not immediately clear if the shooter was targeting women.

"We think this is a lone individual acting out with antagonism toward the organization," David Gomez, assistant special agent in charge of counterterrorism for the FBI's office in Seattle, told Reuters.

The federation was a sponsor of a Solidarity with Israel rally last Sunday.

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