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Man in serious condition after hatchet attack in downtown Seattle

A man is in serious condition after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man. (KIRO 7)

A man in his 30s is fighting for his life after being struck with a hatchet in downtown Seattle Thursday night.

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Police say a blue sedan pulled up to Third Avenue and Pine Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. Two men inside the car began arguing with a crowd of people standing in front of a McDonald’s.

Witnesses say one of the men in the sedan had a hatchet and a baseball bat. During the argument, the suspect hit the victim with the hatchet.

Both men drove off.

The victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He’s now in serious condition.

KIRO 7 spoke to the victim’s mother, who identified him as David Groce. She said the father of four children is recovering from a surgery and is scheduled for another Friday.

The suspects were described as black. No other information on the two men is currently available.

Two days ago, a man was shot just one block away during what police say was a drug deal.

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