What we know about the mysterious, mysterious hospital in Washington state that’s treating people with ‘terrible injuries’
The woman pictured here at the scene of the March 4, 2017, shooting at a Good Samaritan Hospital in Seattle was the mother of two children.
In a story that has spread like wildfire on social media, she says the gunman shot her in the stomach with a handgun, but the bullet did not penetrate her heart and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The gunman was arrested, and police are still looking for him.
The Associated Press first reported the hospital was treating people suffering from gunshot wounds.
The hospital’s director, Dr. Stephen G. Mathers, told The Associated Statesman he had no idea the mother was in the hospital when he received the first call that her son was shot.
He had been told the shooter had fled the hospital, and he had tried to contact her, but had not heard back.
Mellowing on Twitter, Mather said he is still trying to piece together what happened on the morning of March 4.
The story on the Good Samaritans Facebook page is a little different, with a photograph of a child being transported in an ambulance.
The Facebook page has since been taken down.
A few hours after the story was published, the hospital announced it had treated 13 patients with gunshot wounds and was treating another five.
The shooter, described by some as a 26-year-old white man, was identified by authorities as Kevin Andrew Williams, of Everett.
Authorities said the shooter was not identified by the media or the media outlets who have identified him.
MCCA’s emergency medical technicians also treated five patients at the hospital for gunshot wounds, authorities said.
Authorities are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime, with no suspect information.
Authorities were not immediately available for further comment.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting, but have not ruled out any possible motive.
The AP’s Kate Knibbs contributed to this report.