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One shot in drive-by outside 23rd Ave Ezell’s

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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RWK
RWK
3 months ago

There is alot of focus these days on the mass killings, and rightly so. But it is incidents like this (usually by immoral gangs) that are more responsible for the huge numbers of gun violence in our country, every day of the year. It’s bad enough in Seattle, but in other cities (like Chicago) it’s much worse.

Cappy
Cappy
3 months ago

“Defund the police”…means don’t call the police. Let a yet to be formed community group deal with this sort of thing.

Human
Human
3 months ago
Reply to  Cappy

Just flat wrong, refund the police means don’t call them for ALL situations. You don’t need an armed officer to respond to a 911 call where you fell down a me stairs, you don’t need an armed officer when there an unarmed person having a mental health crisis. Let’s stop making police do work outside if their lane and get specialized responses.

You DO need an armed officer if there is a shooting.

So stop with this dumb “oH nO tHeY sAiD dEfUnD sO tHeY dEsErVe aLL tHe viOlEnCe”

Have some basic human empathy.

Kai
Kai
3 months ago
Reply to  Human

Other than that’s exactly the reaction defund the police was supposed create since it’s so stupid. If you want to create a new department, you’d say start a new department. You don’t say defund the Air Force, to implicitly mean start the Space Force.

Empathy for people who call out crack pots maybe?

McCloud
McCloud
3 months ago
Reply to  Human

“Defund the police means don’t call them for ALL situations.”

The definition keeps changing and the goal posts keep moving. There are abolitionists running for political office here that would not agree with this assessment at all.

Also, if you have to painstakingly define what, exactly, “defund” means at every juncture, maybe this talking point is just unfettered trash to begin with?

Jim98122x
Jim98122x
3 months ago
Reply to  McCloud

Many people agree that “defund” was an extremely stupid word choice, that leads people to believe something entirely different. Nonetheless, it’s equally pitiful that so late in the game, so many people haven’t bothered to look into the issue enough, that they STILL think it means “take ALL funding away from the police”. They’re not even trying to understand the conversation.

Why?
Why?
3 months ago

Why is it always that little strip along 23rd? Again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

Kona
Kona
3 months ago
Reply to  Why?

Parents won’t turn in their out of control children.

CD Rez
CD Rez
3 months ago
Reply to  Why?

Because it’s a tightly controlled drug market