According to 911 log and the SPD media office, a man in his 20s was shot and killed at 26th & Cherry last night.
According to spokesman Jeff Kappel, at around 1:55am, police received calls to 911 reporting shots fired in the 2600 block of E. Cherry. Officers responded and found an unresponsive victim lying on the sidewalk. Officers and medics attempted CPR, but the victim died of his injuries.
Police believe the victim was from Seattle, but no further information was given.
Kappel also says that all suspects are still at large, and there is no other information or description of who might be responsible. Homicide detectives are actively working the case.
We’ll be going through the scanner recordings later this afternoon and will update this with any further information we find.
Update: I walked over to the scene this morning and found an active investigation under way. As a commenter mentioned, the victim was just west of 27th, on the sidewalk on the north side of Cherry. Police found multiple shell casings near the corner of 27th & Cherry, and were in the process of marking and cataloging those when I was there.
Update x2: Just finished going through our scanner recordings from overnight. Here’s some new information:
- The first 911 calls reported hearing shots fired, then hearing a vehicle leaving the area
- The victim had a pulse and was breathing when the first police officers arrived, but he lost vital signs before medics got to the scene. Police officers were attempting CPR during that time.
- Several witnesses reported that a red Dodge Charger was involved. One reported seeing that vehicle pick up a 5’8″ tall black male with a fur-trimmed black jacket at 26th & Columbia, then leaving the area northbound.
- About 30 minutes later, officers in the south precinct stopped a vehicle matching that description. It’s not clear if any information was gained or if anyone was detained during that stop.