Man Wounded In Shooting at Rainier and McClellan

One man was wounded in a shooting near Rainier Avenue and S. McClellan Street Tuesday afternoon after a gunman opened fire on a passing car.

Police first received a report of the shooting just before 1:45 PM and officers arrived at the scene in just over two minutes.

Officers spoke with witnesses, who reported seeing a group of two men and two women standing in front of a gas station shortly before one of the men in the group pulled out a gun and started firing at a car as it drove past. The group of suspects then fled the scene.

Minutes after the shooting, a man in his 20s arrived at a medical facility at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Brandon Street with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Medics then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. 

Patrol officers and Gang Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

We’ll post updates on this incident as they become available.

Motel Employee Dragged Down Aurora After Confronting Driver of Suspicious Car

A motel employee was dragged down Aurora early Saturday morning after confronting the driver of a suspicious car.

Around 3:30 AM, the victim saw a suspicious-looking dark sedan pull up in front of the motel in the 11700 block of Aurora Avenue North.

The employee had previously seen the vehicle on motel’s property and was worried it might be drawing illegal activity to the area.

When the employee approached the vehicle and leaned in toward the driver’s open window, the driver punched him in the face. The employee grabbed onto the driver, who sped up and began driving north on Aurora Avenue. The driver dragged the employee for about 50 feet before the man fell into the road.

The man’s wife called 911 and police and medics responded to the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to Northwest Hospital for treatment. Officers searched the area for the driver, but weren’t able to find him or the vehicle.

Update: Two Killed, One Injured In Helicopter Crash Near Seattle Center

Updated at 11:53 AM.

At 7:40 AM this morning, Seattle Fire and Police responded to 4th Avenue and Broad Street after receiving numerous reports of a helicopter crash.

At the scene, firefighters began working to put out several car fires and found two deceased crash victims.

The crash also damaged three vehicles along Broad street, and police officers arrived to find the occupant of one of the vehicles on fire. Officers quickly extinguished the flames on the man and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. The drivers in the two other vehicles were not seriously injured.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting the investigation

There will likely be traffic impacts around Seattle Center throughout the day and possibly through Wednesday, so please avoid the area unless absolutely necessary.

Photos via @SeattleFire