SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and another wounded in a shooting in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood early Thursday.

Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley says a man and a woman died near 5th Avenue and Battery Street. Another man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. She says all are in their mid-20s and had gunshot wounds.

Seattle Police said witnesses told detectives that two groups of people were in an altercation shortly before shots were fired at about 12:30 a.m. Suspects ran from the scene.

KOMO-TV reports the King County Medical Examiner identified the victims as 31-year-old Shon Tiea Marie Ann Brister and 39-year-old Raymond Myles Jr. Both died of multiple gunshot wounds.