A hail of bullets struck the shopping center building home to AutoZone and other businesses near 23rd and Jackson Thursday just after noon. There were no reported injuries.
Police say gang detectives are investigating the incident in which witnesses described a crowd of people running from gunfire through the center’s parking lot.
@SeattlePD gang unit detectives investigating shooting at 22/Jackson. No injured victims located at this time. Some property damage @ scene.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) February 23, 2017
Police found damage to the building and bullet fragments strewn across the area near the auto parts store on the north end of the shopping center’s parking lot across from the 23rd and Jackson Starbucks.
The gunfire was heard by police in the area just before 12:15 PM, according to East Precinct radio.
Police were searching for at least one vehicle seen leaving the area following the shooting. Police were also looking for at least one possible victim who appeared to have been hit by the gunfire but no victims were found in the area or at nearby hospitals.