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Two men wounded, Seattle public library hit in shooting

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Police say two men were wounded by gunfire near a library in the Beacon Hill area of Seattle.

Seattle police say two men and a woman were crossing the street at about noon Monday on the 2800 block on 17th Avenue South when someone open fired from a car, hitting both men.

Police believe the two men may have returned fire, hitting the library.

The Seattle Times reports the men were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries to their legs.

Witnesses say the suspect fled in a dark-colored car, possibly a Honda.

Two public schools nearby were keeping students and staff inside while the library was closed Monday afternoon.

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