A man was shot in the groin after an altercation at MLK and Dearborn shortly before
midnight noon November 6, according to the police report.
The suspect fled in a black or green Ford Crown Victoria with a spotlight. He was described as a black male, 5’10” to 6’1″ wearing all black with shoulder-length dread locks.
Police originally responded to reports of shots fired in the area, but did not locate any victims or suspects. Swedish Cherry Hill ER then alerted police that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at the emergency room by a car that then left the area. The victim then walked himself into the hospital ER.
The victim had a gunshot to his right upper groin and was in significant pain. He gave a brief description of the suspect and suspect vehicle, but was unable to continue do to pain. He was eventually transported to Harborview.
A witness was able to provide a few more details, though the police report does not note a motive for the shooting.
From the police report:
A possible match on the suspect vehicle came back registered to a Squire Park home, though it was not confirmed as related to the incident. Police also noted that another person with a gunshot wound showed up to Swedish First Hill around the same time, though it was unclear if the two incidents are related.
It happens every day.
Whoever redacted this report at SPD did a sloppy job. Tom, you might notice and remove the witness’s name, since it’s obvious where she was coming from.