No one was hit by the gunfire.
Officers responded to the scene, a branch of Washington Federal Credit Union in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South, after receiving a report of an armed robbery.
Nearby schools are sheltering students in place while police look for the suspect. He's described as a man in his 30s wearing a curly wig and sunglasses and a brown rain coat.
This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.