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Accused Vancouver apartment shooter due in court


KEN: WE’RE CONTINUING OUR COVERAGE THIS MORNING OF A DEADLY SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER AT THE THE SMITH TOWER APARTMENTS. JENNY: THE ACCUSED GUNMAN IS 80-YEAR-OLD ROBERT BRECK AND HE’S EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT LATER TODAY. AS WE’VE BEEN MENTIONING, THIS HAPPENED AT A SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER , IMPACTING SEVERAL BUSINESSES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. KOIN 6 SPOKE WITH SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE. ELISE HAAS IS LIVE IN VANCOUVER THIS MORNING. WHAT DID THEY SAY? ELISE: THEY CREATED A PERIMETER AROUND THE TOWER WITH GUNS DRAWN. HE SHOT THREE PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY OF THE TOWER FROM 2:00 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. ONE MAN IS DEAD. THE OTHER TWO VICTIMS ARE AT NEARBY HOSPITALS. PEOPLE LIVE — PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE COMPLEX WERE EVACUATED FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING. MANY BUSINESSES ON LOCKDOWN DURING THAT TIME. LOVED ONES AND BYSTANDERS WATCHED AND WORRIED. WE ALL JUST RAN IN HERE AND THEY WALKED US IN. VANCOUVER IS A PRETTY SLEEPY DOWNTOWN. STUFF LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPENS. KELLEY: BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS WERE GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR AFTER THE STANDOFF. POLICE TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY AND HE WILL MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE IN CLARK COUNTY COURT. I WILL BE THERE TO FOLLOW THIS. ANOTHER UPDATE IN THE NEWSCAST AT NOON. REPORTING LIVE HERE IN VANCOUVER, ELISE HAAS, KOIN 6 NEWS. JENNY: WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE ACCUSED SHOOTER FROM A FRIEND WHO LIVES IN THAT SAME COMPLEX. JOHNNY MOFFEY TOLD KOIN 6 HE IS SHOCKED ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS COMMUNITY. IN THIS COMMUNITY. HE SAYS HE’S KNOWN THE SHOOTER, ROBERT BRECK, FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS. MOFFEY BELIEVES THE SHOOTING WAS NOT RANDOM AND THE VICTIMS WERE TARGETED. HE WAS A NICE GUY. BOB, HE IS A REAL NICE GUY, HE DIDNT BOTHER ANYONE, BUT THIS ONE PARTICULAR PERSON WAS HARASSING HIM. JENNY: MOFFEY SAYS THE ALLEGED HARASSMENT STARTED A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. POLICE THIS MORNING HAVE NOT YET CONFIRMED A MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING. KEN: REPRESENTATIVE JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER RELEASED A STATEMENT AFTER TALKING WITH VAN SAYING, “WE HAVE SOME OF THE FINEST FIRST RESPONDERS AROUND WHO ACTED QUICKLY TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY AND PREVENT FURTHER LOSS OF LIFE. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU. MY HEART IS WITH THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND ALL WHO WERE IMPACTED BY TODAY’S TRAGEDY. ” JENNY: WE FIRST BROKE THIS STORY ON KOIN.COM AND THE KOIN MOBILE APP. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS INTO THE SMITH TOWER SHOOTING ON-AIR AND ONLINE. KEN: NOW TO A CRIME ALERT, POLICE ARRESTED A MAN WHO THEY

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