A Man and Woman Injured in South Lake Union Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting outside of a South Lake Union restaurant that sent a man and woman to the hospital early Sunday morning.

Just before 3 AM officers responded to reports of gunfire and a victim in the 100 block of Boren Ave North. Officers located a 20-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to her back and immediately rendered first aid. Medics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A 30-year-old male was later dropped off at the Harborview Emergency Room having been shot on his legs and arm. The second victim was reportedly injured in the same shooting.

Police were unable to locate any witnesses at the scene, but did recover 30 shell casings at the shooting scene. If you witnessed or have any information on this shooting please call 911 and speak with an officer.


Detectives Investigating International District Homicide

Detectives are investigating after a fight in the International District ended with one man dead at the hospital late Saturday evening.

At about 9PM officers responded to a fight between two men near 5 Ave and South Weller Street. Witnesses reported that two men had been fighting and that one had suffered life threatening head wounds as a result of the fight. The suspect was last seen walking east on Weller St away from the fight.  Medics transported the 30-year-old victim to Harborview Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.

A K9 officer helped to search the area, but the suspect has not yet been found. Witnesses have described the suspect as possibly a Hispanic or Pacific Islander male in his 20’s slender 5’8″ in height wearing a black and white baseball hat with a white shirt and tan shorts.

Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene and are speaking with witnesses and collecting evidence. If you have any information on this incident please call the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at (206) 684-5550.



Man Shot in Leg During University District House Party

Detectives are investigating after fights broke out at a University District house party and a man was shot in the leg early Saturday morning.

Officers were initially called to the 4700 block of 20th Ave NE for a noise complaint emanating from a house at about 12:45 AM. After officers had arrived, numerous fights began to break out in and around the involved house party.

As Seattle and UW police were working to disperse the partygoers, officers heard gunshots from within the crowd. Officers located a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the leg.

The crowd at the party became increasingly unruly and aggressive with officers as they attempted to get Medics to the shooting scene for the victim. Eventually officers from other precincts as well as SWAT, Anti-Crime Team and Gang officers were needed to restore safety. Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening gunshot wound.

As officers worked, a second series of gunfire was heard approximately a block away. 911 callers reported a drive-by shooting to police, who did not find any victims or property damage as a result of this second shooting.

After fully dispersing the crowd, gang detectives processed both shooting scene submitting spent shell casings as evidence.


Police Investigating After Man With Gunshot Wound Walks Onto Interstate 90

Seattle police combed the north side of Beacon Hill Friday searching for evidence and witnesses, after a man with a gunshot wound walked out of a wooded area and onto Interstate 90.

The Washington State Patrol contacted Seattle Police just before noon after Troopers found an injured man walking on the I-90 eastbound exchange, from Interstate-5. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

At this time, police believe the man was shot in a wooded area on North Beacon Hill, and officers and a K9 team are searching the area, with the assistance of King County’s Guardian One helicopter.

Seattle Police Department detectives are handling the investigation. We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

Officers Investigating After One Man Injured in Pair of Central District Shootings

Detectives are investigating a pair of shootings in the Central District that sent one man to the hospital Thursday evening.

Officers were first called to Judkins Park near 23 Ave and Judkins St at about 8:30 PM when a group in the park began shooting at a passing car. Though no one was injured in the shooting, the targeted car sped from the scene and crashed nearby causing minor injuries to the vehicle’s four occupants.

Police have recovered shell casings from the park and will be submitting them as evidence. Gang detectives are handling the continued investigation of the Judkins Park shooting.

Shortly after 9 PM, officers responded to reports of gunfire at Powell Barnett Park near Martin Luther King Jr Way and Jefferson St. Witnesses reported to police that a vehicle exchanged gunfire with people standing inside the park. As a family of four drove past the park, a bullet struck the interior of the car. Fortunately, no one inside the car was hurt. Though all suspects had fled the scene before police arrived, a K9 officer located a gun near the park as well as bullet casings which have been collected for the investigators.

About fifteen minutes after the shooting at Powell Barnett Park, 31-year-old man was found on the ground after being dropped off in front of a nearby hospital. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Homicide and CSI detectives are speaking with witnesses and collecting evidence as they investigate the shooting in Powell Barnett Park.

Anyone who may have witnessed or have information about either shooting are asked to please call 911 and speak with an officer.