Monday night gunfire at a Central District corner with a history of shootouts and gang activity including a shots fired incident Friday afternoon sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital in stable condition but with serious injuries, a Seattle Fire spokesman said.
Seattle Police were called to an address at the corner of 29th and Alder just after 6:30 PM Monday to a report of gunfire and a vehicle speeding from the scene.
SPD says the victim managed to get himself to Harborview while Seattle Fire says he was transported by ambulance. Either way, the man suffered potentially life threatening injuries, the spokesperson said. UPDATE: SPD has since corrected its initial report.
Gang units were called to the incident for an investigation covering two possible shooting scenes. Police were searching for a vehicle carrying multiple suspects seen leaving the area.
Friday, police rushed to the corner near Powell Barnett Park after a reported shooting but found no victim.
UPDATE: SPD has posted a brief on the Monday night shooting:
East Precinct patrol officers responded to a reported shooting at 29th Avenue East and East Alder Street Monday at approximately 6:30 pm. Officers located the male victim, who stated he had been struck once in the abdomen. Seattle Fire responded and provided treatment at the scene, and then transported the victim to the hospital.
Witnesses stated that they believe the victim was shot by individuals inside a passing vehicle, described as a light-colored car. Following the shooting, the suspect vehicle left the area.
Officers conducted an area search but did not locate the vehicle or any suspects. Officers did recover evidence from the scene. Gang detectives responded and will handle the follow up investigation. This remains an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Seattle Police.
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