UPDATE: King 5 reports that the victim in Friday’s shooting has died,
though that has not yet been officially confirmed. UPDATE: Police confirmed that the 19-year-old victim has died.
King 5 also reports that the shooting occurred in front of the former home of Deshawn Milliken, who was murdered in a December shooting inside a Bellevue bar. The connection between the shootings, if any, is not yet clear.
Seattle Police and medics responded to the 2500 block of South Norman Friday night after a shooting in the area.
All details are preliminary at this time and have not been confirmed by police.
Police were searching for a silver Mercedes 4-door sedan that carried the masked gunman. The shooter was reportedly accompanied by at least two other people in the vehicle including a driver. The car was last seen heading south from the scene on 26th Ave.
We do not yet have details on the victim or the victim’s condition in the shooting which was reported just after 7:30 PM. UPDATE: Seattle Fire reports that the victim is a male
in his 30s (UPDATE: Police now say he was 19). He was shot once in the upper body and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to SFD.
Homicide units have been called to the scene which is typical in the investigation of a serious assault with weapons incident.
According to police radio dispatches, East Precinct is increasing emphasis patrols in the area following the violence.
UPDATE: SPD has posted a preliminary report on the incident:
Officers are looking for a silver sedan involved in a shooting in the Central District that occurred this evening.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded to 911 reports of a person shot in the 2500 block of South Norman Street. Preliminary information indicates that a male victim was shot while
sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence. The shooter appears to have shot the victim from another vehicle. (See update below). The shooter fled the scene eastbound with an unknown number of other suspects in a silver sedan.
The primary suspect (shooter) is described as a black male, thin build, 5’11″ with dreadlocks or braids in his hair and wearing a black ski mask.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the male victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Police at the scene said they have no information about whether the shooting is connected to earlier violence in Skyway or an afternoon fight near Garfield High School.
UPDATE: Police at the scene say the victim was standing near a vehicle with a couple associates when the masked suspect walked up to him on foot, fired several shots at the victim, then fled on foot to a waiting vehicle.
The victim was struck several times in the torso and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police believe the suspect used a handgun. He and the others in the vehicle — a gray, silver, light blue or tan Mercedes — are still at large.