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Police search for vehicle after 13th Ave shooting

Police gather evidence after a shooting on the southwest corner of 13th and E Olive St early Sunday morning (Image: CHS)

A male victim was hit and a vehicle was reported speeding away in an overnight shooting near 13th and E Olive St early Sunday.

Police reported hearing gunfire from the area around 1:30 AM and arrived to find a male down with a gunshot wound to the neck, according to East Precinct radio dispatches.

UPDATE: A sergeant at the scene said the shooting appears to have involved a close “exchange” of gunfire and that a handgun was recovered from the victim. The officer said around five or six shots were fired.

The victim was reportedly with a group on the southwest corner of 13th and Olive when he was shot. Police were at the scene gathering shell casings and evidence at the corner.

A white SUV type vehicle was reported to have been seen leaving the area following the shooting.

The victim was transported to Harborview.

UPDATE 11:00 AM: SPD says the victim has life-threatening injuries:

Gang unit detectives are investigating after a man was shot multiple times in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Sunday morning.

Witnesses called 911 at 1:34 am reporting a man was shot at the intersection of 13 Ave and E. Olive St.

Seattle Fire Department Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Officers spoke with several witnesses who said the suspect ran up to the victim, shot him several times, and then ran away. The witnesses said the suspect then got into a white SUV. The witnesses were unable to provide a detailed suspect description to detectives.

Detectives are now asking anyone with information to please call the violent crime tip line at (206)233-5000.

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2 thoughts on “Police search for vehicle after 13th Ave shooting

  1. I was working on my computer about 4-5 blocks away when I think I heard this. I recall 8-10 bangs in quick but rhythmic succession.

    People have previously discussed playing the “was it fireworks or was it gunshots” game in their head when hearing explosions in the neighborhood. This had a different sound than the fireworks I recall hearing during the 4th of July. It was quieter but had more punch – like the difference between a small dog barking loudly and a big dog giving a deep “woof.”

    Regardless, this sucks.