A woman in her 40s is dead and seven people wounded after multiple people fired guns during a dispute outside a McDonald's in the busiest part of downtown Seattle during rush hour on Wednesday, Seattle police said Wednesday night.
One of those patients was a woman in her 50s who was listed in critical condition as she underwent emergency surgery, according to Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins.
Officials at Harborview Medical Center, where all the wounded were transported, said seven people were being treated at the hospital, including a nine-year-old boy.
The suspect fled and police were searching for him, authorities said.
"Seattle police released images of two suspects in a downtown Seattle shooting that took place on January 22, 2020: "Marquise Latrelle Tolbert (age 24, 6'1" 200 lbs) and William Ray Tolliver (age 24, 6'0" 145 lbs).
Durkan also expressed condolences and support to the people injured, which included a 9-year-old boy, and the loved ones of the woman who died.
Samantha Cook, 40, of Edmonds, said she was refilling her transit card in Westlake Station when she heard the shots.
He said several people ran into the shop to seek cover.
"He was freaking out and kept saying, 'I don't want to die, I don't want to die, ' " she told the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Police and Fire departments did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
One body covered with a white tarp could be seen in TV images lying on the sidewalk in front of the McDonald's following the shooting.
"There were a lot of gunshots that started going off - maybe 10 or 11".
Seattle Police on Thursday released the names and photos of two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting: Marquise Tolbert and William Ray Tolliver, both 24 years old. Officers and medics provided first aid to the injured and sent them to a hospital.