March 8, 2013 in Region

Woman arrested in Parks and Rec workplace shooting

Associated Press
 

SEATTLE — Police say the woman suspected of wounding a man in a shooting in a Seattle parks department building has been arrested.

Police say the woman was arrested in Burien, a suburb south of Seattle, after they surrounded a house.

Television footage showed members of a SWAT team surrounding the house before she was taken into custody.

The woman fled from the shooting scene in north Seattle Friday afternoon.

Wounded was 65-year-old Bill Keller. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical but stable condition with a shot to the chest.

Seattle police identified the suspect as 46-year-old Carolyn Piksa, an employee of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Police initially characterized the shooting as workplace violence. The motive is being investigated.

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