Seattle police looking into series of reported shootings from over the weekend

Oct 25, 2021, 7:57 AM
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Police at the scene of a shooting in downtown Seattle. (SPD Blotter)
(SPD Blotter)

The Seattle Police Department is investigating a series of reported shootings that took place across the city over the weekend.

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The first incident took place just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, following reports of shots fired near Occidental Avenue South and South Yesler Way outside of a Pioneer Square nightclub. Officers say that “this was a continuation of a fight that had occurred earlier” inside the club. Two women later told police that they were involved with the shooting, describing “a disturbance” where a man had fired a gun at them.

The women — each of whom possess legal concealed carry permits — returned fire with their own guns. Both were released from the scene pending a police investigation, while officers were unable to locate the man involved in the incident.

A second incident took place shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday, when a man fired a single shot into a display in an Othello cellphone store after attempting to walk out of the store without paying for a new phone. Officers were unable to locate a suspect after searching the area.

Later that night around 9:45 p.m. in the Columbia City area, police received reports of “a man driving a Toyota Corolla aggressively.” A witness told police that a passenger in the vehicle yelled at him while stopped at a light, and then heard two gunshots. No damage was found, and officers were “unable to locate a shooting scene.”

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Another incident was reported in the 9200 block of Southwest Barton Street just before 2 a.m. on Sunday. Responders transported a man wounded by a gunshot to Harborview Medical Center. Officers found a shell casing on the ground but could not locate a suspect.

A fifth incident under investigation occurred in the 7800 block of First Avenue South, although SPD has not specified the day or time it took place. In that incident, a man was found by responders with a gunshot to his groin. He informed officers that the suspect fled in a white Ford Fusion, although police were unsuccessful in finding him.

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Seattle police looking into series of reported shootings from over the weekend