A male victim was dropped off at Harborview with a gunshot wound to his buttocks following a shooting incident that lit up 911 line Sunday night around 28th and Jackson. The shooting was part of a series of gun incidents around the Central District over the weekend —
but fortunately the only one in which somebody was hit.
Police fanned out around 28th Ave S after the reports of shots fired started coming into 911 around 9:15 PM.
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Police found casings and bullet holes in houses in the area but no victims were immediately located. Some witnesses said three to four males involved in the melee had been seen speeding away in a silver car.
A few minutes later, a 29-year-old male victim was dropped off at Harborview with a gunshot wound to his posterior. The injuries were believed to be non-life threatening, according to East Precinct radio dispatches.
The shooting was part of a weekend of gun violence. Police were also investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by reported in the 700 block of MLK Way S, and two early morning gunfire incidents at 23rd Ave S and Lane and 14th Ave S and Lane, plus another reported drive-by earlier that morning at 14th and Main. Meanwhile, police also investigated a shooting early Saturday morning around 14th and Alder and a gunpoint robbery just before 3 AM Saturday at 23rd and Cherry.
UPDATE 4:55 PM: According to SPD, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning and dropped off at Harborview Medical Center. The victim said he had been shot near 12th and Main. SPD said the incidents were not random acts and that police would be increasing patrols in the Central District following the weekend shootings.