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2 shot at Seattle University

UPDATED 10:05 P.M.

The suspect in a shooting at a small Seattle university wanted to kill as many people as possible before killing himself, police said.

A judge on Friday found probable cause to hold 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra without bail. The hearing came a day after Ybarra was arrested in the shooting that killed student Paul Lee and wounded two other young people, one critically, at Seattle Pacific University.

In a statement filed in court, Seattle police wrote that Ybarra admitted to detectives after his arrest that he wanted to kill as many people as possible and then himself.

Instead, police say a student building monitor pepper-sprayed and tackled Ybarra as he reloaded his shotgun. Police said the shooter had 50 additional shotgun shells and a hunting knife.


Seattle police say two people have been shot on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, and there are likely more victims.

The conditions of the victims are unknown.

Police said on their verified Twitter account that officers have a suspect in custody. They say they are searching for a second suspect armed with a handgun.

The university posted online that "the campus is in lockdown due to a shooting in Otto Miller Hall."

The Canadian Press

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