Officers were called to the area just after 11:30 PM to a report of shots fired in the area.and a male suspect with a gun seen in front of Bartell’s.
Arriving officers found a victim who had been shot and Seattle Fire was called to the south end of the parking lot. The victim died at the scene. UPDATE: The victim is a 24-year-old Seattle man.
Officers are investigating a shooting at Broadway/Pike St. One victim reported, condition unknown at this time. Please avoid the area if possible. More information when it becomes available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 12, 2019
Police were searching the area for possible suspects as of midnight. The gunman was described as a black male, around 6’2″, thin, wearing a Nike blue hoodie and gray sweatpants. He was believed to be accompanied by a second black male with dreads and a face tattoo. They were last seen fleeing the area in a gray Chrysler 300 vehicle, according to radio updates. Other witnesses said they saw possible suspects fleeing the area on foot.
Some venues were temporarily locked down during the police response in the area.
Multiple shell casings were located in front of the Harvard Cleaners and other businesses in the Harvard Market upper parking lot according to East Precinct radio. Police were looking for surveillance video from businesses in the area.
UPDATE: SPD says the shooting appears to have been part of a “fight disturbance” and is asking for anyone with information to call the Homicide tip-line at 206-233-5000. The time in the SPD report on the incident appears to be incorrect — police were called to the area around 11:37 PM.
Witnesses began calling 911 around 11:50 p.m. Friday to report shots fired near the intersection of Broadway and Pike Street. Police quickly flooded the area and found a male who had been struck by a bullet. Officers called for medics but the man was declared dead at the scene. Additional officers detained one person nearby who they are currently interviewing. Homicide Detectives responded to the scene, and with the help of the CSI unit, collected evidence and witness statements. Detectives believe this shooting started as part of a fight disturbance an the investigation is ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone with additional information to please call the Homicide tip-line at 206-233-5000. This remains an active investigation and details may change.
UPDATE 1/14/19: Family has identified the victim as 24-year-old Jafar Mack.
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