A man was reported shot in the stomach outside the Ezell’s Chicken Thursday night in a drive-by shooting at 23rd and Jefferson.
According to East Precinct and Seattle Fire radio updates, the shooting happened around 9:50 PM and involved a gunman in a four-door silver or light colored sedan occupied by multiple people.
UPDATE: SPD reports the victim is a 52-year-old man who was targeted in the parking lot of the restaurant:
At 9:49 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots fired near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street. Police responded and found a single victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. Officers began providing first aid until Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived. The 52-year-old male victim was transported by SFD Medics to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. Witnesses reported the suspects arrived in a vehicle, shot multiple times at the victim, and then fled in their vehicle.
Police say its Gun Violence Reduction Unit is investigating and anyone with information about the shooting can call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.
The male victim survived the assault and was described as conscious and alert as he was being treated by Seattle Fire and transported to Harborview.
Police were searching for the vehicle seen speeding westbound from the shooting scene at the popular eatery across from Garfield High School. There were no reports of immediate arrests.
Thursday’s shooting comes a month after two women were sent to the hospital in a shooting in late March near Judkins Park.
Police are also investigating after two people were reported shot in a separate incident Thursday night in Lake City.
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