Two more shootings after fatal Central District incident in Seattle
Within hours of Friday’s fatal Central District shooting, two more, separate shootings in Seattle sent two men to the hospital.
The first shooting in the Central District occurred around 3:15 p.m. Friday. A 19-year-old man died, two others were injured. On Saturday morning, Seattle police reported that two more shootings happened over the evening. None of the three incidents have been reportedly connected to each other.
Detectives continue to investigate yesterday afternoon’s shooting as well as the two additional shootings from overnight. The @SeattlePD Gang Unit and precinct based Anti-Crime Teams will continue to conduct emphasis patrols in neighborhoods affected by gun violence.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 11, 2019
At 11:15 p.m., officers responded to an incident at the intersection of 46th Avenue South and South Eddy Street, in the Seward Park neighborhood. Victims told police that they noticed a gray van and blue car slowly following them as they walked through the neighborhood. Then, people from inside both vehicles began shooting at them. One of the victims pulled out a firearm and fired back at the vehicles before they drove away.
One man was injured with a gunshot wound under his left arm. He was sent to Harborview Medical Center. The second man was uninjured. Police were not able to locate any suspects in the area.
At midnight, about 45 minutes later, police responded to another shooting in the Central District, in the 2700 block of South Jackson Street.
An unknown person, or a group of people, began firing upon another group as they were playing cards and cooking.
One man was struck multiple times. He was sent to Harborview Medical Center.
Seattle police are asking anyone with information about the shootings to call 206-233-5000.