From the Seattle Police Department blotter:
A man was shot outside a bar near 12th Avenue South and South Main Street early this morning.
At approximately 3:38 a.m. this morning officers responded to 12th Avenue South and South Main Street for the report of shots fired. The suspects and victim were gone upon the officers’ arrival on scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the 25-year-old male victim was at the Casa Blanca Hookah bar with friends. They left the bar and were hanging out in the parking lot when the suspect vehicles pulled up. An unknown black male suspect got out and the victim and witnesses heard several gunshots. The victim started running westbound toward South Main Street and did not realize that he had a gunshot wound to his lower leg until some time later. The victim’s friends transported him to Valley Medical Center where he was treated for his non-life-threatening injury and released.
Renton Police Department officers responded to Valley Medical Center to investigate and notified SPD.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.
Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.
I don’t understand how the state is allowing the Hookah bars to remain open in the first place. They closed some last month but all of them clearly violate smoking ordinance. Election year shenanigans.
I don’t understand the story at all and am pretty sure there is no ‘victim’ in this. To be a proper victim you cannot be complicit in the crime. Driving all the way to south Renton for medical asistance when you are 4 blocks from Swedish and 8 blocks from Harboview is indicative of somebody evading suspicious circumstances. Clearly the ‘victim’ is a criminal. Let’s start to tell the story like it is rather than applying civilized concepts to antisocial paracitic gangs.
Man shot. Central District continues it’s long slumber.