SPD: Man shot in leg in Yesler Terrace

Police are looking for more information about a shooting at 10th and Washington St in Yesler Terrace late July 11. The victim was shot in the leg and was driven to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

From the SPD Blotter:

On July 11th at approximately 11:01 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in the 1000 block of South Washington Street with one victim shot.  Both the victim and the suspect(s) were gone upon the officers’ arrival. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim, a male believed to be in his early 40′s, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the calf while sitting in the rear seat of a Ford Taurus station wagon.  It is believed that the suspect shot the victim through the right rear car door of the vehicle and fled the scene. 

Following the shooting, the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in that same Ford driven by one of his friends.  Officers contacted the victim at HMC and are interviewing him and his associates.

The suspect(s) remain at large.  There is no suspect description available at this time.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are unknown and still under active investigation. 

The Ford Taurus that the victim had been sitting in at the time of the shooting was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing. 

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspect(s) is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.

0 thoughts on “SPD: Man shot in leg in Yesler Terrace

  1. Why was the car OF THE VICTIM impounded? I call Seattle PD BS! Take some f-ing photos, and maybe don’t harass every black person you encounter. Hyperbole out….sort of.

  2. I don’t see anything that indicates the race of either the suspect or the victim.
    The processing of the vehicle includes procedures that cannot be accomplished by just photographing it. It’s intended to obtain justice for the victim as well as prevent future crimes by the suspect.