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At least one detective from the Anacortes Police Department is involved in the investigation into the shooting deaths of six people in the Alger area Tuesday afternoon.

Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers says that Captain John Small has been loaned to the more than 100-person task force investigating the killings, as well as other related shootings.

Small had been scheduled to appear at Monday night's City Council meeting for his confirmation and swearing in as Captain. He was recently promoted from Sergeant to Captain.

One Skagit County Sheriff’s Deputy was one of those killed. A State Patrol trooper is one of the four injured in the shootings, which involved a half-dozen separate locations. For more on the shooting story, visit goskagit.com.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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