Seattle Police investigating reports of gunfire around 23rd and Cherry found one male victim at the scene with a gunshot wound to the arm early Tuesday morning.
According to East Precinct radio, the adult victim was found at the gas station mini-mart just before 2 AM. A possible scene where the shooting occurred was identified on the west side of the 23rd and Cherry intersection where seven shell casings were found.
Seattle Fire medics transported the victim to Harborview.
Police closed the area to traffic during the overnight investigation.
Last Tuesday night, a 31-year-old male shooting victim was left in the Swedish Cherry Hill parking lot was rushed to Harborview after being shot in the chest at Powell Barnett Park.
Prior to this latest shooting, East Precinct had fielded calls earlier in the night reporting a vehicle in the area lighting off fireworks, while other callers reported possible gunfire.
UPDATE 10:15 AM: SPD has released its report on the incident, describing it as a drive-by shooting:
A 48-year-old man was wounded early Tuesday in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Central District. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street just before 2 AM, and found the victim in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection. The victim told officers someone had opened fire from a passing vehicle, striking him in the arm and grazing his abdomen. Medics transported to the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers contacted numerous witnesses at the scene, who were unable to provide police with any details about the incident.