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SPD investigating 23rd and Yesler shooting

A gunshot wound victim was dropped at Harborview Wednesday night just minutes after a round of gunfire from a vehicle was reported at 23rd and Yesler.

Seattle Police were collecting evidence at the Central District shooting scene and the hospital where the victim was delivered via private vehicle.

According to East Precinct radio reports, 911 callers reported seeing a shooter open fire just before 9 PM from inside a vehicle at 23rd and Yesler where police found multiple shell casings.

Police were working to determine if the shooting victim at Harborview was related to the 23rd and Yesler incident.

SPD assistant chief Adrian Diaz and Mayor Jenny Durkan said last week the city has seen a major increase in shots fired incidents since June 1st, a trend also seen in other major U.S. cities.

UPDATE 8/27/20 5:30 PM: SPD reports that a 17-year-old is in critical condition:

Detectives are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot and wounded Wednesday evening in the Central District.

At 8:48 PM, officers were called to 23rd Avenue and Yesler Way for a report of gunfire. Police arrived and spoke with witnesses, and learned a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound had arrived at Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

SPD’s Gang Unit is investigating. If you have any information about this case, please call the Violent Crimes Tipline at 206 233 5000.


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CD Resident
CD Resident
4 months ago

Suns out guns out in the CD. Can’t gentrify out gang violence

CondolencesToThoseImpacted
CondolencesToThoseImpacted
4 months ago
Reply to  CD Resident

This sentiment is tired, please put it to rest.

Adam
Adam
4 months ago
Reply to  CD Resident

But I thought the pot shop turned everything into Whole Foods and Soul Cycle?

EJ
EJ
4 months ago

Thanks CHS! I drove through the intersection last night and saw police and broken glass all over the place. I thought the incident was a horrendous car accident and somehow all the cars were towed away quickly. I didn’t think gun battle, but maybe should have known.

Godspeed to the remaining SPD to find these guys.

CD Balooka
CD Balooka
4 months ago
Reply to  EJ

“Godspeed to the remaining SPD to find these guys.”

Women shoot guns too :)