Police investigate Madison/Seneca stabbing — Plus, man grazed by bullet inside E Denny Way apartment

Police were looking for two suspects from a fight reported just before a man was found stabbed in the chest in an assault near Madison and Seneca early Sunday morning.

Police and Seattle Fire were at the scene across from Seattle University on the backside of Pike/Pine just before 2 AM where a man reported to be in his mid 20s had been stabbed. Police say the victim was conscious but was not able to provide a detailed description of his assailant.

A fight had been reported in the area near 12th and Madison shortly before the stabbing. UPDATE: A bulletin from Seattle U security reports that the stabbing apparently happened at 11th and Madison:

On February 18, 2018 at approximately 1:51 AM, the Seattle Police Department responded to the north side of the intersection at 11th Avenue and East Madison Street for reports of a physical fight involving a small group of individuals. As the police arrived, those involved in the incident began to clear from the area, away from campus. Police identified one person remaining at the scene who had been assaulted with a knife. The Seattle Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital.

Seattle Fire reports the victim was transported to Harborview in critical condition.

UPDATE x2: SPD confirms our details of the stabbing and says the stabbing victim asked a woman who found him bleeding from his injuries. The passerby called 911 and possibly saved the man’s life considering how much blood he was losing. Meanwhile, the victim’s condition meant he was unable to provide much information to arriving officers:

Detectives are reviewing security video that captured the initial altercation.

E Denny Way shooting
A man was grazed by a bullet inside an E Denny Way apartment in an early Sunday morning shooting reportedly involving gunfire from the street.

911 callers reported multiple shots fired just after 1 AM and police found at least one bullet casing in the street across from the Bonneville Apartments at 600 E Denny Way, according to East Precinct radio reports.

Police found the victim inside the building and a bullet hole in an apartment unit window. The man was treated by Seattle Fire for what was described as a grazing bullet wound. SFD described the victim’s injury as minor.

UPDATE: Police say the victim said he heard gunfire in the street below his apartment and went to the window to see what was happening. As he turned to walk away, a bullet smashed through the glass and apparently grazed his body. Police say they recovered the slug from the apartment unit.

A grey sedan was reported fleeing the area following the gunfire.

Seattle gang detectives were called to assist in the investigation.

UPDATE x2: Friends have posted about the incident on social media:

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4 thoughts on “Police investigate Madison/Seneca stabbing — Plus, man grazed by bullet inside E Denny Way apartment

  1. Welcome to America. Three isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t personally acknowledge that guns may kill me at any point in my day. Other countries do not have this issue. Guns are going into the wrong hands. We should create laws at the state level restricting gun ownership. And have a gun buyback.

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