Seattle Shooting: Ian Lee Stawicki Kills Five People, Takes Own Life in Rampage

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Police say a single gunman, Ian Lee Stawicki, shot and killed five people before taking his own life Wednesday. Family members say he suffered a mentally illness.

As Michelle Millman of CBS Seattle affiliate KIRO reports, the tragedy left shocked city residents are on edge, worried about their own safety in light of the events.

The shooting spree began in a cafe late Wednesday morning.

A bearded Ian Lee Stawicki entered a popular cafe, the Cafe Racer. Minutes later, four people were fatally shot, another wounded, as the gunman stood alone.

Police scoured north Seattle, going door-to-door, searching for the killer. The gunman headed downtown, fatally shooting a woman as he carjacked her SUV.

As patrol officers started coming in, the suspect saw that he was about to be captured, raised a firearm to his head and then shot himself in the head.

Considered one of the safest big cities, Wednesday's shootings raise the number of Seattle homicides this year to 21, surpassing the number for all of last year.


I hope the two members of Candlebox that live there are okay. Be careful!


wow!!! I have family members who just took a trip up to seattle....I feel for their families....having lost a loved one for no fuck n reason damn man...


@zap, your racism is sickening. Because you have two examples of violent criminals recently being black, that's your basis for saying they're the violent ones? And worse, blaming the media for being a part of it. Why don't you talk about a true slant in the media--the lack of coverage when a black child goes missing, but when it's a white one? Expect there to ALWAYS be an APB for that. Now, bugger off.


this wouldnt even be news if he was black.. they get a free ride in press cause of liberals trying to hide how violent they are.. face eating child killing violent!!