1 Jun 2012

Fatal shootings in Seattle

6:01 am on 1 June 2012

A gunman fatally shot five people - four in a cafe and one woman in a carjacking afterwards - in Seattle, in the US state of Washington.

The gunman shot himself in the head later as police moved in. He died in hospital.

Two men died at the cafe, while a man and a woman wounded there died in hospital. One is seriously wounded.

The BBC reports shooting happened at about 11am on Wednesday at Cafe Racer, a venue north of the University of Washington that hosts art and music events.