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One Dead, up to Six Injured in Seattle Shooting

SEATTLE - A 30-year-old Pasco man is in the King County Jail for investigation of homicide and attempted homicide in what Seattle police called a hate crime.       Naveed Afzal Haq was booked by Seattle police last night, 6½ hours after a gunman who said he was a Muslim angry at Israel killed one woman and wounded five other women at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in downtown Seattle. The shootings occurred shortly after 4 p.m.       Three of the women were critically wounded.       A database coordinator for the center told The Associated Press the gunman forced his way through the security door at the federation after an employee had punched in her security code.       Marla Meislin-Dietrich said: "He said `I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone. He was randomly shooting at everyone."       The three women who were critically wounded were out of surgery tonight. Hospital spokesman Susan Gregg-Hanson reported that two other wounded women remain in satisfactory condition.       Gregg-Hanson says the five wounded women range in age from 23 to 43.       The Seattle Times reported Haq had lived most recently in Everett, but police could not confirm that.       Haq's Kennewick lawyer, Larry Stephenson, told The Times that his client had a misdemeanor lewd conduct charge pending in Benton County, near Pasco, where he was accused of exposing himself in a public place.       Stephenson says he does not believe Haq had a job. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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