One person was arrested with a gun fleeing through Cal Anderson Park following an early Sunday morning shooting on 10th Ave that sent one victim to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.
Police and medics rushed to the scene in front of the Oddfellows Cafe and Rancho Bravo just after 3 AM to a report of a male with gunshot wounds to his abdomen.
Witnesses reported hearing three to four pops in the area where the shooting occurred and told police about multiple possible suspects fleeing in different directions from the scene.
As of 4:30 AM, the victim remained in surgery at Harborview, according to police radio dispatches.
The suspect chased down after he fled from the park was stopped by police just west of Cal Anderson. A witness to the shooting said the man in police custody was the shooter, according to police radio dispatches.
Seattle Police CSI and homicide detectives taped-off the 10th Ave and collected evidence from the crime scene where the white Cadillac sedan involved in the incident still sat, its door swung open near a pile of clothes cut from the bleeding victim lying on the pavement.
UPDATE: Here is the preliminary report from SPD–
Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that occurred in the 1500 Block of 10th Avenue. A man was shot several times and officers arrested the suspect and recovered a handgun.
Just after 3:00 this morning, several calls came into 911 stating there had been a shooting and a person was down on the ground at 10th and East Pine. As officers were responding, an update stated that a possible suspect was running northbound through Cal Anderson Park. Officers arrived and saw the suspect, and he was taken into custody. He had a gun in his possession.
At the scene, officers located the victim. He had life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire medics.
Detectives from the Homicide and Assault Unit, and CSI responded and began their investigation. At the time of this post, the victim is still at the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
UPDATE 7/15/2013 8:55 AM: With the victim in Sunday’s shooting now recovering following hours of surgery, CHS has learned more about the suspect arrested by police as he fled through Cal Anderson park following the incident.
According to court records, the suspect is a 19-year-old South Seattle resident with a criminal record but nothing on par with Sunday’s shooting. He was released from jail this spring after being hauled in for investigation of robbery. No charges were brought in that case.
The suspect remains jailed as prosecutors weigh this latest case.