The Capitol Hill massacre
was a mass murder
committed by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff in the southeast part of Seattle
's Capitol Hill
neighborhood. On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2006, Huff entered a rave afterparty
and opened fire, killing six and wounding two. He then killed himself as he was being confronted by police on the front porch of 2112 E. Republican Street.
Prior to the shooting, on the evening of Friday, March 24, 2006, a "Better Off Undead" event was held at the Capitol Hill Arts Center
. CHAC states a maximum attendance of 350 throughout the evening and the promoters claim a maximum attendance of 500 people through the evening, with about 350 at the peak. By nearly all accounts, CHAC itself had excellent security at the event (with over 20 security personnel on staff).Angela Galloway and D. Parvaz, , Seattle Post-Intelligencer
, March 30, 2006. Accessed 7 April 2006.Josh Feit and Dan Savage
, , The Stranger
, Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2006. Accessed 7 April 2006. At the event, Kyle Huff was invited to attend an afterparty at a home about a mile away. Sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday morning Huff left the event to attend the afterparty.
A last-minute invitee, Huff did not personally know anyone at the afterparty. He was quiet but spoke pleasantly with everyone as the afterparty progressed. Nobody recalls him leaving, and there was... Read More