Welp. There was just a shooting 3 blocks from my house at the park about an hour ago in #Seattle. Someone got shot in the arm. Pretty sketchy. Cops told me it most likely was gang related. pic.twitter.com/Z8ZYyO8VV4
— Equal Motion (@equalmotion) July 10, 2020
At least one person was injured and taken to the hospital after a shooting Thursday night near the playground in Madison Park.
Seattle Police responded to reports of several shots fired just after 8 PM and reports of at least one person with a gun on foot in the area of the park. Several vehicles were also reported speeding west from the scene.
UPDATE 10:52 AM: SPD has posted a brief on the shooting and says a 27-year-old woman at a barbecue with friends suffered a gunshot to the calf:
Gang Unit detectives are conducting the investigation following a shooting that occurred Thursday night in Madison Park. A 27-year-old female was struck in the calf and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center for a non life-threatening injury. Shortly after 8:00 PM, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 42nd Avenue East and East Madison Street. Officers arrived and located a number of people fleeing the park. Witnesses told officers that an argument between people in the park escalated and that shots were fired. As officers were investigating they learned that a 27-year-old female had arrived at the hospital after being driven there in a personal vehicle. Detectives were able to interview the victim at the hospital. The victim told investigators that she was in the park with a group of other people celebrating when she heard shots and then felt pain to her calf. A friend then drove her to the hospital. Witnesses would not say if the shots were fired from a moving vehicle or if the suspect was on foot. Gang detectives continue to investigate.
Arriving officers found shell casings near 43rd and Madison and blood in the park but no victim, according to East Precinct radio updates.
A shooting victim was reported dropped off at Harborview with non-life threatening injuries about 20 minutes later.
Gang detectives were called to the scene and witnesses were being interviewed at Harborview.
The shooting follows a spate of deadly gun violence on Capitol Hill around the occupied protest zone that led Mayor Jenny Durkan to order the camp cleared.
UPDATE 11:05 PM: Police were also headed to Harborview around 11 PM for a report of a possible victim being transported after a shooting in South Seattle.
UPDATE 11:15 PM: Police were also called back to the Madison Park area after a 911 caller reported her husband had discharged his firearm because of a group near their home. SPD was responding.
UPDATE 7/10/2020 11:55 PM: Seattle Police say the second shots fired incident happened after residents in a home along Lake Washington called 911 just after 11 PM:
Police arrived and found a strange scene along Lake Washington Blvd:
According to the house residents, homeowner fired off three shots after an unknown man came onto their property as they tried to secure their house:
Police found that the house numbers at the head of the home’s driveway had also been broken causing around $300 in damage.
The man police found with the tree barrier on Lake Washington Blvd was taken into custody for investigation of trespass and property destruction. The homeowner was not cited, according to the report.
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