A series of gunshots rang out in the area around the 500 block of 22nd Ave E just before midnight breaking up an apparent Friday night party nearby. SPD was on the scene investigating the incident and talking with witnesses in the area. No victim was found at the scene.
Seattle Fire medics were called in to respond to a male with a cut to his head.
More than five shots could be heard in the incident. Police arrived to find multiple people in the street, cars leaving the area and shell casings on the ground near 22nd Ave and Mercer.
According to East Precinct radio dispatches, the suspect who was believed to have fired the shots was described as a black male in his late 20s, approximately 6’1″ and 200 pounds, with a short fade hair cut and wearing a black leather jacket, black t-shirt, and tan boots. Another male wearing a long-sleeve yellow shirt reportedly displayed a handgun during the incident. A male matching the first suspect’s description was contacted by police about 15 minutes after the incident but we don’t know if he was taken into custody.
This is a developing situation and we will update as we learn more and confirm details with SPD.