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Seattle police are searching for an armed female suspect on the loose in the Bitter Lake area after a man was found shot in the chest in the Green Lake area.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired in a building near N. 80th and Densmore Avenue N. found a 70-year-old man with gunshot wound to the chest just after 2 p.m. Medics transported the man to a hospital; he was listed in critical condition.

Meanwhile, officers were searching for a woman with a gun at the Bitter Lake Community Center and surrounding area. The suspect is described as a white female in her late 40s, wearing a blue stocking cap and beige or Army green jacket. She may be driving a dark SUV.

Seattle police have asked several schools in the area of N. 130th and Linden Avenue N to be placed in lockdown as a precaution. The following schools are currently in shelter in place, which means exterior doors are locked, but classes are being conducted inside: Broadview Thomson Elementary K-8, Bagley Elementary and Wilson Alternative School. C

Seattle Police Department Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said that detectives were investigating the possibility that the incident was a case of workplace violence.

All community centers city wide are in lockdown.

More to follow.

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