Just heard a bunch of sirens, and saw this post in the Stranger Slog:
“City Shots Fired at 23rd and Union
Posted by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on Fri, Jan 2 at 9:39 PM
Seattle Police have locked down the intersection at 23rd and Union in the Central District.
As many as a dozen shots may have been fired in the area.
Police have apparently recovered a gun, taken two people in to custody and are interviewing witnesses in the area.
Update by scott: Geez – I got out for a Friday dinner and all hell breaks loose. Thanks to Sara for starting the story. We’re replaying the scanner now:
9:21pm – 499 on-view possible shots fired in the key bank parking lot. Shooting victim – gunshot wound to the leg. Suspect left in a Lexus. Lexus left northbound on 24th, gold lexus.
9:22pm – 494 Got the vehicle southbound on MLK from Spring. Vehicle refusing to yield. Pursuit, southbound, passing Jefferson. Approaching Yesler. Ask for K9, Guardian 1. Passing Jackson.
9:24pm – Southbound at Judkins, alert South precinct. Passing Massachusetts. South on Rainier. Westbound on Lettitia? 2 black males running. “Stop!.” “We got one. Outstanding one is wearing a green puffy jacket with fur-lined hood. ” He ran into a car-lot fenced area.
Robert 3. Another vehicle. 2 adults alert and conscious. Both in their 40s. These were an elderly couple in a car that was hit by the suspects.
9:29pm – K9 on the scene, starting a track
9:32pm – Westbound through the brush in the greenbelt. Guardian 1 helicopter not available tonight. (due to end-of-year county furlough for budgetary reasons?)
9:33pm – Taking one into custody
9:37pm – About 12 shell casings at the scene of the original shooting