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One injured in another bout of gunfire at 29th and Alder — UPDATE

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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11 thoughts on “One injured in another bout of gunfire at 29th and Alder — UPDATE

    • M44, M1, L3, E6, B2 all out at 6:33; lots of cops in cars and on foot in the area cruising around.

      It is an eerie scene. The only thing that was visible was one brand new white tennis shoe laying in the middle of Alder.

      I love the park and most of the people in the neighborhood are great, hard working and just trying have a peaceful life.

  1. FYI there is a meeting next Thursday, August 29th at 6 pm with SPD and neighbors of Powell Barnett at the East Precinct Station. If anyone is interested, please attend and get the word out!

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