A 21-year-old woman received an injury to her face when she was struck by a bullet early this morning near Rainier Avenue South and South Grand Street. The injury is not life-threatening, and the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Shortly after midnight on Friday 911 began receiving a number of calls of shots fired near Rainier Avenue South and South Grand. Officers responded and located the victim and her friend at 21st Avenue South and South Grand. According to the victim and witness, the woman were inside their vehicle driving through the intersection when their car was struck by gunfire. The female driver, 22, told investigators that she jumped out of the vehicle and ran from the area. The front seat passenger, the victim, sustained an injury to her face as the vehicle rolled across Rainier Avenue before coming to a stop.
The witnesses could not provide detectives any suspect information. Officers conducted an area search but did not locate the suspect(s).
Officers recovered shell casings and bullet fragments at the scene. Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and to the hospital to conduct interviews. Detectives will continue to follow up on this investigation.