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3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless encampment

SEATTLE -- Police say three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment last week that left two people dead and three others wounded.

Seattle police say the suspects, ages 13, 16 and 17, were arrested Monday afternoon in Seattle. No further information about the arrests was immediately available.

Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement on Monday night, CBS affiliate KIRO reported.

"This violent crime shocked Seattle. Thank you to the team at the Seattle Police Department for your professionalism in pursuit of this investigation, resulting in these three arrests. Our homicide investigators worked tirelessly to pursue leads and track down these suspects. We are also grateful for the efforts of our partners from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies."

Shooting erupted on the evening of Jan. 26 at a homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle.' Police have said they believe the fatal shooting stemmed from a drug-dealing dispute.

The two people killed in the incident have been identified as 45-year-old Jeannine L. Zapata and 33-year-old James Q. Tran.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Monday those wounded remain at the hospital with a man and woman in satisfactory condition.

She said the other woman wants to keep her condition private.

Last fall, Murray declared a civil state of emergency because of the growing number of homeless people in Seattle and King County, according to KIRO.

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