Seattle Homeless Area Shooting On Day Of Mayor's Homelessness Speech
A fatal shooting at a well-known homeless encampment in Seattle happened the same night the mayor was scheduled to give a speech on homelessness.By Samantha Crook | January 27, 2016
Seattle's mayor responded to a fatal shooting at a homeless encampment, which happened the same night he was scheduled to give a live broadcast on homelessness in the city. (Video via City of Seattle)
Two people died in the shooting, and three more were critically wounded in a homeless area referred to as "the jungle."
"We are involved in a homeless crisis, the like we have not seen since the Great Depression. ... This is a tragedy. It involves homeless people and the causes of homelessness are complex," Mayor Ed Murray said.