Victim arrives at Swedish Cherry Hill after 21st/Union shooting

A continuing wave of call and response gun violence across Seattle included a Sunday morning shooting at 21st and Union.

A male victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at the Swedish Cherry Hill emergency room early Sunday just minutes after 911 was “flooded with calls” about gunfire on E Union, according to Seattle Police radio dispatches. He was taken to Harborview for treatment. We do not know more about his condition.

According to SPD radio, callers reported multiple shots starting around 3:41 AM and arriving officers found shell casings in the 2100 block of E Union. A driver in the area told police he saw two cars involved in the shooting speed away southbound on 23rd Ave.

The weekend’s gun violence continued Sunday night when SPD reported a shooting incident on Rainier Ave. It follows the November murder of 45-year-old Carl Shears in a shooting at 24th and Spruce. A deadly December 8th shooting in Columbia City ended on the street outside First Hill’s Harborview while a victim survived being shot in the face in a downtown assault December 9th. In November, a large fight ended with gunfire in a Broadway parking garage while two people were shot late in the month at a show at 14th and Union’s Chop Suey.


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