Shootings Rattle Seattle

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:31am

Gunman kills five, wounds a sixth before taking his own life.

Six people are dead following two shootings in Seattle, including the man who sent police on a wild search spree across town as they desperately tried to follow his trail.

A memorial of candles, flowers and tributes grew outside the Cafe Racer Thursday, where police said suspect Ian Stawicki opened fire, killing one woman and three men.

After fleeing, police said he targeted a Bellevue woman in a First Hill parking lot, shooting and killing her before stealing her SUV.

There is one survivor of the shootings still fighting his injuries -- Leonard Muse, who is a chef at Cafe Racer.

Muse was shot in the jaw and his side, and is in critical but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center.

Ian Stawicki, 40, was identified by police as the shooter, the man whose vague description everyone in Seattle was looking for Wednesday.

Stawicki killed himself hours after the shootings at Cafe Racer and on First Hill played out.

Police said he fled to West Seattle in the stolen SUV and after realizing he was surrounded by police, Stawicki eventually knelt on sidewalk where he shot himself in the head.
 

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