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January 24, 2020
SEATTLE — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest.
Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in Seattle are low compared to other big cities, critics say mayhem downtown — from shootings, to drug dealing and the effects of the city's ongoing homelessness crisis — makes locals and tourists feel unsafe.
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