Man shot, critically injured, when violence erupts during protest at University of Washington campus

Man shot, critically injured, when violence erupts during protest at University of Washington campus
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Violence erupted at the University of Washington Friday night as protesters opposed to a right-wing speaker at the campus and his supporters clashed. Bricks, firecrackers and paint were thrown at officers and others — and then a gunshot rang out.

A man in the crowd crumpled over. The Seattle Fire Department confirmed an adult male was shot and had a “possible life threatening injury”; he was rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg later said the victim, who police said was 25 years old, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. and that he was in critical condition and undergoing surgery.

The gunman wasn’t located. But a UW Alert said the possible shooting suspect’s description was that of an Asian male, about 50, 5-foot-7, 190 pounds, glasses, with no facial hair, yellow cap and black jacket.

In a briefing later, UW police disclosed few details and said the investigation was ongoing.

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