SPD and medics are responding to a reported shooting at 23rd and Jackson. There is at least one victim and police are searching area hospitals for a possible second person who may have been hit by gunfire.
Police have confirmed that one male has been shot. Seattle Fire is transporting the victim from the scene to Harborview.
UPDATE 5/29: The Seattle Times reports that the man died from his injuries. Homicide detectives are investigating the case.
A resident in the area reported hearing multiple shots just after 7 PM at the intersection near the Starbucks and the Red Apple grocery store.
This is a developing story and not all details have been confirmed with Seattle Police or Seattle Fire.
UPDATE: SPD says the shooting involved a uniformed security guard. There was a security guard at the scene when CDNews arrived, though we cannot confirm he was the guard involved. He appeared visibly shaken, though the area was very busy when we arrived and many people were clearly shaken by the incident on a busy CD block.
UPDATE: SPD spokesperson Jeff Kappel says a group of people were fighting in the parking lot on the east side of Starbucks. A uniformed security guard contracted to work the area approached the group and told them to leave.
As some in the group separated and began leaving, one man allegedly pulled out what appears to be a gun and pointed it at the people he had been fighting with. He then allegedly turned the gun on the guard, who fired and critically injured the man.
After being shot, he stumbled to the north side of the Starbucks, where he collapsed.
There were at least six bullet casings marked on the ground at the scene. It is unknown whether the man who was shot ever fired his gun (pictured below).
The guard surrendered to officers at the scene and is being questioned downtown.
Police gave no details or ages of those involved. They are asking for anyone who saw or knows anything to contact the Homicide Unit tip line at (206) 233-5000.
More details from the SPD Blotter:
Detectives are actively investigating a shooting involving a uniformed security guard and an armed man.
At approximately 7:06 p.m. officers responded to calls of shots fired in a parking lot on the northeast corner of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. A group of men were involved in a fight disturbance in the parking lot. An armed, uniformed security guard asked the men to leave at which point one of the involved men brandished a handgun and began waving it at the other men involved in the disturbance. The armed man then pointed the gun toward the security guard at which point the security guard shot the armed man in the torso. The injured man ran a short distance and collapsed. The rest of the men involved in the fight disturbance fled the scene on foot before the arrival of responding officers.
Fire department medics were called to the scene and transported the injured man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Homicide and CSI detectives responded to the scene. They are currently interviewing witnesses and the involved security guard.
Anyone with information about this incident or any of the involved parties is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Homicide detectives investigate the scene. The Homicide Unit is often called when injuries could be life-threatening.