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Pair of violent crimes strike in downtown Seattle in midst of holiday shopping season
SEATTLE – There have been a pair of serious but unrelated crimes in the heart of downtown Seattle in the midst of the busy holiday shopping season. First a man died in Pioneer Square after being gunned down – and only days before, a woman was accosted inside a high-rise hotel by a transient. The victim told police had a stranger not intervened in the attack, she feared she would have been raped.