KIRO reached out to Uber and a spokesperson said the company capped trip pricing at 6 p.m.
According to Uber's website, in similar emergency situations, Uber's Global Security Center "assesses the situation and will immediately cap trip pricing in the area. We will review situations where unintended charges might have occurred during an emergency and work to refund them. Customers can always report issues through the app. We also follow local laws and regulations related to States of Emergency where they apply."
Lyft released this statement to KIRO:
“The shooting in Seattle is tragic, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. When we learned what happened, we implemented a cap on prime-time pricing, which is automatically enabled during periods of high demand. We plan to reimburse or credit users in the surrounding area who were affected by this increased pricing,” said a Lyft spokesperson.
Both companies stated that they will reimburse customers.
A woman was killed and seven people, including a 9-year-old boy, were injured in the shooting.
On Thursday morning, police identified two suspects who remain at large.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Seattle police tip line at 206-233-5000. Those who were there and have video or photo evidence can share it directly with investigators by uploading it at this link.