Seattle shooting: Teen allegedly leaves three students - including ex-girlfriend - dead 'over broken heart'
Published 01/08/2016 | 08:55
A teenage gunman shot and killed three students at a late night party in Seattle on Saturday July 30.
Allen Ivanov (19) allegedly walked into a party full of his friends, including his ex-girlfriend, and opened fire in Mukilteo, Washington.
Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner were all killed in the attack.
Alexis Gemmer (18) watched her friends get shot and hid in a closet until police arrived.
She rang her grandmother Susan and told her that she watched them die.
“She kept saying, "They're dead, they're dead, I was right there and I saw them"', Susan Gemmer told the Seattle Times.
Alexis told her grandmother that the gunman arrived at the party and opened fire. Alexis managed to escape with the owner of the house.
Another teen, 18-year-old Will Kramer, was injured during the attack. He is listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Ivanov, an incoming sophomore at the University of Washington Bothell campus, is being held for investigation of three counts of murder.
His Instagram portrayed the life of a young man on the cusp of success. He posted multiple pictures of his brand new Subaru WRX, the same car he allegedly fled the shooting in.
Classmates said Ivanov was known for his intelligence and that the community was proud of his success.
“I expected him to be the next Bill Gates,” Jansen Garside told the Seattle Times.
“There's not a shred of me that thought he was capable of this.”
It’s alleged that those close to Ivanov said he had become depressed and distraught after his split with Bui, which some say occurred a month ago while others believed it only happened last week.