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Where'd They Get Their Guns?

An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001

Date: November 3, 1999

Location: Northlake Shipyard, Seattle, Washington

Alleged Shooter: Kevin Cruz

People Killed: Two

People Injured: Two

Firearm(s): Glock 9mm pistol, .32 pistol, and a .22 rifle


Cruz, wearing camouflage clothing and sunglasses, allegedly walked into a boat repair company in Seattle's Northlake Shipyard and shot four employees with a Glock 9mm pistol, killing two of them. After a two-month manhunt, police captured Cruz after receiving a tip from David Anderson, whom Cruz had stayed with earlier that year.

How Firearm(s) Acquired

Cruz stole the Glock, as well as the .32 pistol and the .22 rifle, from David Anderson who owned them legally. Anderson had reported the theft to police, but the investigation stalled due to a computer glitch.


  1. Peggy Andersen, "Two Killed, Two Wounded in Shootings at Seattle Boat Company," Associated Press, 3 November 1999.
  2. Tracy Johnson, "Cruz Accused of Stealing Gun From Friend," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 8 January 2000, sec. A, p. 4.


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The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.