Neighbors have tallied “7 in 72 hours” as they tracked gunfire incidents and shootings over social media after two people were shot in an apparent “road rage” assault at 22nd and Pine Wednesday night.
Six more would follow into the weekend including three more bouts of gunfire — near Midtown Center, 28th and Cherry, and 28th and Yesler — in the hours following the 22nd/Pine shooting and a drive-by shooting Friday just before 5 PM near 24th Ave S and Washington in which a teen was reportedly grazed on the backside by a bullet.
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Meanwhile, SPD was also investigating shootings and gunfire in other pockets of the city including this shooting Friday in the University District.
In the Central District shootings, injuries have not been life threatening and property damage has been mostly limited to cars targeted in the shootings. Officers investigating in the early moments after the incidents have gotten reports that most of the shootings have involved vehicles, and many of the involved suspects have been described as young males.
Seattle gang detectives have been called to the scenes of the two shootings where people were hit. So far, there have been no reports of immediate arrests.
— Rob Bennett (@rbennett) August 19, 2018
UPDATE 8/22/2018: SPD is investigating another Central District shooting in which a man was apparently hit and made his way to a First Hill hospital overnight:
SPD Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a 38-year-old man showed up at a First Hill hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Shortly after 1:00 am Wednesday 911 began receiving calls of “shots fired” in the 100 block of 25th Avenue South. East Precinct patrol officers arrived and located several shell casings in the street, but did not locate any victims or witnesses to the shooting. As the scene was being processed, the 38-year-old male victim arrived at Swedish Hospital with one gunshot wound to each arm. The injuries are considered non life-threatening. The victim declined to provide patrol officers or detectives with information about the incident. Gang Unit detectives continue to investigate.