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A van apparently getting used as a getaway automobile crashed into a crowded store near Seattle, injuring 11 individuals, together with a 2-year-old little one who was in essential situation, police stated.

The motive force of the van tried to take off at a excessive pace after a lady, who had apparently shoplifted contained in the Ross Costume for Much less store within the suburb of Burien, bought into it Monday evening, stated Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff’s Workplace.

“The male driver was the getaway driver for the feminine that was shoplifting contained in the Ross,”‘Abbott stated.

The van first hit an unoccupied automobile in entrance of the store after which crashed via the store’s home windows.

“Lots of people began fleeing as quickly because the van got here in,” Abbott stated. ‘Folks have been scattering in fact and making an attempt to get away.

The automobile hit a stroller with a 2-year-old boy in it and a number of other different individuals. The boy and two males have been critically injured and brought to Harborview Medical Heart, in line with the sheriff’s workplace. Eight others have been injured and brought to hospitals.

The van’s driver was arrested on suspicion of being beneath the affect of medication, Abbott stated. The feminine passenger was arrested on a earlier warrant.

The van might be seen sitting within the entrance of the store, with glass and different particles from the storefront throughout it.