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Two gunshots rang out yesterday just after 5 p.m. at 23rd and Cherry in what appears to be another drive-by shooting incident. Though a busy intersection, there were no injuries.
Seattle Police Department was looking for a car associated with the incident registered to a local address. Police found 9mm shell casings at the scene. SPD has not identified who or what was the target of the shooting.
We’re waiting to confirm additional details with SPD; we’ll post more when we can.
UPDATE: Here’s the official word from SPD:
Officers recovered a stash of clothing, drugs and a stolen handgun Thursday evening near the scene of a shooting in the Central District.
At about 5:15 pm, police received reports that a man had opened fire on another man in a red Chevy Malibu at 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street.
The man in the Malibu sped off before the gunman—described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’9, wearing a black sweater and blue jeans—fled the scene on foot.
Officers searched the neighborhood, but weren’t able to find the suspect. However, police did recover clothing, a gun—which turned out to be stolen, and appears to be similar to the one used in the shooting—and several grams of crack cocaine and marijuana hidden near the scene of the shooting.
It appears no one was injured in the incident.
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