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5 dead after shooting in Seattle

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Five were killed in a gun battle at an apartment complex in Seattle. (KOMO via CNN)

Authorities say five people are dead after a shootout at an apartment complex in Seattle.

They say shots were still being fired when officers arrived. Police found two injured men on the ground in a parking lot.

When officers attempted to rescue the injured men, one of them reached for a gun, and the officers opened fire, killing him.  The second wounded man also died.

Authorities say they found three other people dead in the apartment complex.

The police don’t know what triggered the shootings.