SEATTLE -- Seattle police say a security guard and a suspect were injured in a shooting outside a Bank of America at 23rd Avenue and Jackson Street Thursday morning.
Tammie Scott said she was checking into a salon next to the bank.
"As soon as we entered the door, we heard pow pow pow," said Scott.
Police say the 46-year-old security guard and the 30-year-old suspect got into a struggle in the foyer outside the bank's doors. The suspect allegedly got hold of the guard's gun and shot him, but was also injured by gunfire. Police say the guard's gun was the only one involved in the shooting.
George Shaw's barber shop is in the same building as the bank. He heard the gunfire and rushed down the hall.
"I walk into it and there's a security guard laying down in agony, hurting. There is a guy laying in the door by the bank, shot. Gun smoke," said Shaw. "Agony, he was hurting real bad."
Shaw said police showed up within seconds and told him to go back to his store.
Detectives say robbery may not have been the suspect's motive.
"We don't know if this individual just happened to be there, maybe an individual the security guard may have known," said Capt. Pierre Davis with Seattle Police.
Both men were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
A security company called G4S confirms the guard has been a long time employee. People says he's a familiar face, always friendly and helpful.
Capt. Davis said detectives are reviewing security camera video. It appears that both men were shot with the guard's gun. It was the only gun found at the scene and police are not searching for other suspects.
First published July 24 2014, 5:47 PM