Last Friday’s fatal shooting at the Edmonds Senior Center sent a shock a wave through the community, and was particularly difficult for the staff and volunteers who work every day to keep the Senior Center running and serving its clientele. Closed over the weekend and through Monday for repairs and clean-up work, the center reopened Tuesday.
Senior Center Executive Director Farrell Fleming said Tuesday afternoon that due to the ongoing investigation, he would not be making any comments beyond the following statement:
“On behalf of the Edmonds Senior Center we wish to express our thanks to all of those who responded to the tragic incident last Friday night — the first responders from the Edmonds Police Department and South County Fire & Rescue, and staff of both Edmonds Public Works and Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services. They went above and beyond as they so often do and we are in their debt. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends.
The event was not part of the senior center programs, but a rental event. The center was closed on Monday and opened Tuesday for our full range of programs for seniors. There is an ongoing Edmonds police investigation and information will be made public on their website as it becomes available. Finally, my personal thanks to the many individuals and organizations who have expressed their support of the Center, its staff and volunteers, during this difficult time.”
Farrell Fleming, Executive Director
Edmonds Senior Center