A shootout involving multiple gunmen left one person down with life threatening injuries in a bout of gunfire amid Pike/Pine nightlife crowds early Sunday morning.
Seattle Fire was called for one of the reported shooters down at Pine and Melrose where an officer found the man on the pavement on the north side of the intersection and began CPR while others fanned out around the area in search of one or two possible additional shooters in the 2:20 AM incident.
Police were collecting evidence including multiple shell casings and talking to witnesses at the shooting scene outside Pine nightclub the Baltic Room, the scene of another similar shootout in October.
Gang detectives were called to the scene Sunday morning.
We do not have additional information about the 26-year-old man’s condition but he was transported to Harborview according to East Precinct radio updates. UPDATE: Police say the man was shot in the leg. Seattle Fire says he was in stable condition at the time he was transported to the hospital.
Pine was closed from Boren to Bellevue during the response and investigation.
Another shooting in Seattle was reported near Rainier and Othello during the Pine response.
UPDATE 11:30 AM: Police have released a brief on the incident but say they are still working to establish details after witnesses “gave conflicting versions of what happened” —
Witnesses began calling 911 at 2:20 am to report a shooting in the 1200 block of Pine Street. As police flooded the area they received additional information that people were doing CPR on the victim. Officers found the person who had been shot in the leg and provided first aid until he was taken to Harborview Medical Center by medics. Detectives with the Gang unit spoke with multiple witnesses who gave conflicting versions of what happened. Detectives are now examining evidence left at the scene to develop a suspect description. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the tip line at (206)233-5000.
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