Kate Becker, the Director of the Office of Film + Music + Special Events, released the following statement in response to a shooting outside the Crocodile on January 19, 2017.
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to all those affected by the shooting last night at the Crocodile Café, particularly the three hospitalized victims, as well as the concertgoers, performers, staff and management of the club.
“Rest assured all steps are being taken to apprehend the shooter and ensure the safety of our city.
“This morning, I met with the Seattle Police Department and the Mayor’s Office to discuss the investigation. I also met with the owners of the Crocodile to share our support. I was inspired by their courage and determination to keep the music playing. The Crocodile will be open for business tonight. We encourage the community to show their support for the Crocodile.”