At least one person was shot in the leg and bullet casings were found spread across the intersection after a volley of gunfire from a vehicle that quickly sped away from 23rd and Spring Tuesday night.
Police and Seattle Fire rushed to the area just before 6:40 PM after multiple reports of shots fired on a night when most of the booms reported to 911 are fireworks.
A swarm of police arrived on 23rd Ave as witnesses reported multiple vehicles speeding from the area and people fleeing on foot. Officers found one male with a gunshot injury to his leg but, according to East Precinct radio dispatches, the victim was not cooperative with police and declined medical treatment.
A male with a bullet wound to his leg arrived at Harborview a short time later. We’re checking to confirm that it was the same victim found at the scene.
Witnesses at 23rd and Spring where officers found multiple shell casings and a building damaged by the gunfire told police they saw a silver car carrying multiple male suspects open fire with one shooter firing a revolver from the backseat and another shooting out of the car’s sunroof.
A search for involved vehicles continued and streets in the area were closed to traffic for a time as police collected evidence at the scene.
The continued gun violence near 23rd and Union comes as redevelopment is set to completely transform the Midtown Center block.
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