Man arrested for shootings at Seattle beach park
Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Friday in connection to the shootings at a beach park in Seattle on Monday.
Seattle police say a 10-month-old boy; a 10-year-old girl; and a 27-year-old woman were injured.
Detectives booked the man, who was arrested in Bellevue, into King County Jail for investigation of a drive-by shooting, assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Seattle Police Department’s last report stated that officers responded to calls about shots fired, and injured bystanders, inside the park at around 7 p.m. Witnesses told police that that two groups of people began shooting at each other in the parking lot of the park.
More than a dozen shots were heard. The two groups then got into cars and drove away.
A mother was in the backseat of her car, holding her 10-month-old child, at the time of the shootout. She was injured, as was her child, by the gunfire. They were transported to Harborview Medical Center.
A 10-year-old girl in the park was also hit by the gunfire. Her injuries were non-life threatening.
“All of a sudden gunfire erupted,” Jennifer Davis told KIRO 7.
Davis was at the park spending time with family at the time of the incident.
“My brother was like ‘get down, that’s gunfire,’” she said.
Davis said she then saw a baby covered in blood.
“There was a lady in a panic and she had a baby in her arms,” Davis said. “I just grabbed the baby and I started patting the baby down to make sure that actually there was no blood on the baby.”
KIRO 7 contributed to this report.