Police: College gunman not a student

People bow their heads during a prayer service at the First Free Methodist Church on Thursday, June 5, 2014, on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire  in a building at the small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person and injuring three others before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, Seattle police said. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
People bow their heads during a prayer service at the First Free Methodist Church on Thursday, June 5, 2014, on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. A lone gunman armed with a shotgun opened fire in a building at the small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person and injuring three others before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, Seattle police said. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle police say the suspect in a shooting at a small university that left one dead was not a student.

At a news conference Thursday night, police said the suspect in custody was a white male “approximately 26 years of age.”

He was armed with a shotgun and knife when he opened fire Thursday afternoon at a building at Seattle Pacific University. Police say a student building monitor subdued the gunman with pepper spray as he tried to reload.

A 19-year-old man died at Harborview Medical Center. Three other people were hospitalized.

Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg says a critically injured 20-year-old woman was taken to surgery. A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were in satisfactory condition.

Gregg says one of those two men was not shot

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