Another bout of gunfire left shell casings and bullet holes Wednesday night near 21st and Union.
There were no reported injuries and damage reports were limited to vehicles parked in the area in the incident first reported to police just after 8 PM Wednesday. According to East Precinct radio dispatches, callers reported around 10 shots along with two vehicles possibly involved in the incident and a possibly involved male fleeing the area on foot. Police describe the incident as shots fired from a moving vehicle.
Police closed the street in the area as officers looked for shell casings in the gutter, on sidewalks, and in the parking lot near the corner’s busy taco truck as customers and neighbors looked on. Police were also seen knocking on doors of residences in the area. The Seattle gang unit was called to the scene.
Wednesday night’s gun play comes in the wake of a shooting only a few blocks away near 15th and Union on Labor Day afternoon when a bystander at a bus stop was hit in the leg in the crossfire of a gang-related shootout.
The gunfire incidents are part of a wave of continued gun violence in the area that spiked in August in a string of shootings and drivebys. Police officials have said the violence stems from a resurgence in personal disputes and tensions between gangs in the Central District and South Seattle.
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