The Latest: Suspect in Seattle-area shooting booked

MUKILTEO, Washington (AP) " The Latest on a shooting at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

A 19-year-old man suspected of killing three people and wounding a fourth at a small party in the Seattle suburb of Mukilteo early Saturday has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

The jail's roster shows that Allen Christopher Ivanov is being held for investigation of three counts of murder, including one count of aggravated murder. He has not been charged.

It was not immediately known if Ivanov had obtained an attorney. He is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Victor Balta, a spokesman for the University of Washington, said a student matching that name and age has been enrolled at the university's campus in nearby Bothell, where he was going into his sophomore year.

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2 p.m.

Police in suburban Seattle say a 19-year-old man suspected of killing three people and wounding a fourth at a small party early Saturday is expected to be booked into jail soon for investigation of murder.

Officer Myron Travis, a spokesman for the Mukilteo Police Department, did not release the suspect's name during a Saturday afternoon news briefing. It's expected that the man will face an arraignment Monday morning.

The authorities released little in the way of new details about the shooting, saying they were protecting the integrity of the investigation. Travis said the names of the victims would not be released until their identities are confirmed by the medical examiner and their families are notified.

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson says a vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday.

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9:40 a.m.

A woman says her granddaughter hid in a closet to escape a gunman who killed three people and injured a fourth at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle.

Susan Gemmer says 18-year-old Alexis Gemmer was hanging out with friends from Kamiak High School at a home in Mukilteo early Saturday when a young man showed up with a rifle. Susan Gemmer tells The Associated Press that according to her granddaughter, the gunman shot two people at a fire pit before going onto a roof and firing more shots from there.

Gemmer says the young man who lived at the home tried to lead her granddaughter to safety by running out a garage door, but as he exited the garage, the gunman shot at him. He made it across the street to safety, but Alexis Gemmer ran back inside and hid in a closet, from where she called and texted her grandmother.

Gemmer says the shooter and one of the victims had recently broken up.

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3:24 a.m.

City officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in Mukilteo, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle, and that a suspect has been taken into custody.

The city, on its Twitter feed, said it was sad to report three fatalities in the Chennault neighborhood. It said the injured person was transported to Harborview Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The city tweeted that a suspect has been apprehended in Lewis County.

Police did not immediately release additional details about the shooting or the suspect.

The city says a reunification center has been established at a local church for parents and relatives.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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