A late Sunday afternoon shootout near 23rd and Jefferson across from Garfield High School left one vehicle parked at the scene riddled with bullet holes. There were no reported injuries and no arrests.
Police were called to the scene just before 4:30 PM to a report of at least two people fighting in the street among a group of bystanders.
Minutes later, multiple callers reported seven to ten shots, according to East Precinct radio updates.
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Arriving officers found no victims at the scene but at least one car — a floating car share vehicle — was shot up. Police found shell casings from multiple guns, according to radio updates.
The shooting incident comes after a long stretch of relatively few gun violence incidents across the Central District with stepped up gang emphasis patrols in the wake of last spring’s fatal shooting at 21st and Union.
According to SPD (PDF), citywide shots fired reports so far in 2019 are on pace with 2018’s drop from a major spike across 2015, 2016, and 2017.