One person.was shot and police were searching for two possible suspects in a shooting Sunday afternoon on Crawford Place just off E Olive Way.
Police were called to reports of the shooting just before 1 PM on Crawford Pl behind City Market.
Multiple witnesses reported seeing the gunman open fire with three to four shots before fleeing the area south on Bellevue Ave.
Witnesses also reported seeing at least two people involved in the shooting — a shooter and another male who reportedly grabbed a backpack during the assault.
Police were continuing to search the area for the shooter and collect evidence at the scene including a receipt from a nearby store where a man matching the suspect’s description had shopped at just prior to the shooting.
Police were also looking for a black Subaru station wagon that may have been involved in the incident.
According to East Precinct radio, the male victim was shot in the arm. UPDATE: Seattle Fire reports their paramedics treated an approximately 20-year-old male who was taken to Harborview in serious condition.
Police are investigating the incident as an armed robbery. A SPD spokesperson tells CHS that the person who was shot was also robbed of his backpack. A brief from the department with more information on the incident is expected later today.
UPDATE 5/13/2020: After some delays due to a small flurry of SPD incidents in other parts of the city, the department’s public information office says Sunday’s shooting case is now with investigators. Police confirmed details of SPD’s report and added that the shooting followed a reported dispute between the men in the alley and that the victim was shot multiple times in the exchange. We do not have an update on his condition at Harborview. No arrests have been announced.
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