Near a street party celebrating the election of President-elect Joe Biden in Seattle, a man was shot and killed.
The victim was a 31-year-old who was hit by a bullet at the intersection of 10th Street and Pike in Seattle, the United States, reports have suggested.
The shooting was first reported just after 1 am local time as celebrations across the US carried on into the night.
Hundreds were celebrating Biden’s election on nearby E Pine Street that evening.
American reporter Andy Ngo posted a video of the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s shooting.
He wrote on Twitter: “Someone was shot during the Biden celebration street party in Seattle,” uploading scenes of police tape and medics at the scene.
Three hours later, news started to surface that the shooting victim had been killed, with a murder investigation being conducted by the police.
In a statement on Sunday, the Seattle Police Department said: ‘Shortly after 1 am, Seattle Police responded to reports of a shooting at that spot.
Officers found the male victim upon arrival and started life-saving measures before primary care was taken over by the Seattle Fire Department.
“The survivor was taken to the Medical Center of Harborview but later succumbed to his wounds.”
According to the Capitol Hill Seattle Site, a suspect was spotted running away from the crime scene, with police stopping a car near the streets of Broadway and Union.
Several persons were arrested and a suspect was named.
It is uncertain, however, whether they were taken into custody.
According to East Precinct radio sources, a handgun was also picked up near the scene by a witness.
After the apparent culmination of the fraught 2020 election that saw Biden elected President, replacing Trump, celebrations were held throughout the US.
With the reality star-turned-politician making amazing allegations of electoral fraud and mismanagement of counting, there are signs that he won’t back down easily.
President-elect Biden is expected to be effective in January at the White House.