UPDATE 4/30: The victims tell police that they were in their vehicle when two other vehicles pulled into the parking lot and boxed them in. One suspect then approached the victims’ vehicle, opened the rear door and started yelling at them. He then pulled a gun and fired multiple shots. See below for updated details from SPD.
Police say the suspect in the double shooting is at large and the gang unit is on scene. Police say one victim suffered a gunshot to the
stomach scapula while the other was shot in the buttocks.
Traffic was diverted in the area as police began their investigation and searched for the suspect vehicle believed to have been involved in the shooting. The shooting happened directly across from Fire Station 6.
One witness told police a possible suspect may have left the scene on foot.
Police were collecting shell casings near the scene at a nearby store as the victims were transported to Harborview.
Seattle Fire says it was transporting two gunshot victims from the 400 block of MLK JR Way S to Harvborview. A male in his 20s suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in serious condition, according to SFD. Fire says the second victim is in his 30s and is also in serious condition.
UPDATE 4/30: Details from SPD:
Gunfire erupted this evening in Seattle’s Central District, leaving two men with serious injuries. Just shortly before 7:00 p.m. multiple calls came into 9-1-1 reporting shots fired in the area of 400 MLK Jr. Wy.
The two victims were located in the parking lot of the Quick Pack Food Mart, 2616 S. Jackson. One victim, a 20-year old man was shot in the back and the second victim, a 26-year-old man was shot in the buttocks area. Witnesses gave a description of a black male, 20’s, hair in a ponytail running from the scene.
According to both victims, they were sitting in their vehicle when a dark colored SUV drove and parked in front of their vehicle, blocking them in. Four black males exited the SUV and started talking to each other; one of them went into the food mart. Then suddenly, another dark colored SUV (possible Ford Flex) parked in back of them blocking their vehicle from the rear. Moments later, an unknown male entered the victim’s rear driver’s side door and began to yell at them. The 26-year-old victim then saw the unknown male pull out a gun and start shooting at them. The suspect fled on foot and both victims called 911 for assistance. Both victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
The Gang Unit responded and processed the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident and or suspect(s) is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.