Thanks to our commenters who alerted us to a shooting at 28th & Jackson tonight.
It all went down around 7:20pm, with multiple 911 calls reporting the sounds of shots fired in the area around 28th & Jackson. Soon after that operators received an additional call from a victim at MLK & Jackson who said he had been shot and was bleeding.
Police arrived quickly and found the victim on the ground, described as a hispanic male with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He said that he had been shot “by the group that hangs out in front of the general store” up the street at 28th & Jackson. That area is commonly known as the home base of the Deuce8 gang.
The victim and two witnesses had walked down the street and into the store there without argument or other incident. A few minutes later they came out of the store, turned left (westbound), walked a few feet, and heard up to 9 shots fired from about 15 feet behind them. They then ran down Jackson to MLK where police later found them.
Commenter Darren said that he and his wife were driving on 26th when they heard gunfire and the sound of a car skidding away.
Medics responded and transported the victim to harborview for treatment.
We have not heard of any description of the suspects, and it appears that they are still at large. But we did hear that the gang unit was involved in the investigation.
Traffic was blocked in both directions on Jackson for about 30 minutes while police conducted their investigation of the scene.