CDNews went to bed early last night and missed this one. Luckily Seattle Crime was on the case:
One man was shot near a restaurant in the Central District shortly before midnight.
It appears the victim was shot in the leg in the 1200 block of E Jefferson St.
Immediately following the incident, police were looking for a Ford Crown Victioria spotted near the scene. Officers recovered a firearm from a car stopped near the scene.
According to the scanner, a man in the car was “trying to hide a full-size Glock down the front of his pants.”
They are also reporting that one person may be in custody now.
Here’s the statement from SPD:
On July 16th at approximately 11:46 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a fight disturbance involving a gun in the 1200 block of East Jefferson Street. While enroute to the call additional 911 calls came in reporting shots fired. The involved parties were gone upon the officers’ arrival.
Preliminary investigation indicates that there was some sort of disturbance between an unknown number of subjects. At one point one of the involved parties began firing a gun.
A male victim in his 30’s was struck in the calf by a stray bullet while sitting in a restaurant nearby. The victim was not involved in the disturbance. SFD medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect(s) are at large and no description is available at this time. Gang Unit detectives are actively investigating this incident.
Update: Our favorite Seattle U tipster sent us this email from the university that the shooting may have occurred during a large fight disturbance at 12th & Columbia, 4 blocks south of where the victim ended up:
At approximately 11:45 PM, on Friday, July 16th, 2010 Seattle Police officers responded to reports of a fight disturbance in the area of 12th & E. Columbia. As SPD officers were arriving, additional calls came in reporting shots fired in the area. Police officers found a stray bullet struck a man while he sat in Waidsrestaurant, located just east of the intersection.
Police believe that one of the involved parties in the fight began firing a gun, and one of the bullets struck the victim in the leg. Seattle Fire Department medics took the non-affiliate victim, who is in his 30s, to Harborview Medical Center. The victim’s injuries are notbelieved to be life threatening.