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Police say four shot including child in 23rd and Jackson gunfire — UPDATE

A shooting reportedly involving vehicles and people on foot near 23rd and Jackson has sent four three victims to the hospital Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: SPD says the shooting injured four people.

UPDATE: In an update with media, police say the victims include adults and a child.

Police were called in just before 3:30 PM and found shell casings, at least one damaged vehicle, and a bullet through a window of a building in the area.

UPDATE 8:50 PM: SPD has added new details in a brief on the incident. The injured child is two years old:

An approximately 2-year-old child was one of multiple victims in a shooting in the Central District Sunday afternoon. At 3:22 p.m., multiple witnesses called 911 to report a shooting near the intersection of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. The suspects reportedly approached a business parking lot on foot from 23rd Avenue and then fired toward the east into the parking lot. Three adult males and an approximately 2-year-old child were struck by gunfire. Before police or Seattle Fire Medics arrived, all the victims were transported to hospitals in personal vehicles. Crime Scene Investigations Detectives responded to process the scene for evidence, and Homicide Detectives responded and are investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Violent Crimes Tip Line: 206-233-5000.

Evidence was being collected around the intersection including the parking lot of the shopping center at 23rd and Jackson’s northeast corner.

Four victims were reported by police. According to East Precinct radio updates, some or all of the victims were brought to an area hospital by private vehicle. SPD was working to impound at least two involved vehicles.

There were no additional details available regarding how the shootings went down or the condition of the victims.


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Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago

This is so sad and scary. Between the drugstore, the Starbucks and the auto store, I can only imagine how many people were moving through that parking lot, running errands, enjoying the sunshine of a pretty Sunday afternoon. Sending so many healing wishes to all four of the people who were injured, and especially to the two year old.

RWK
RWK
1 month ago

Disgusting gang violence has got to stop! But then, we have been saying that for years and it continues…..

Andrea
Andrea
1 month ago
Reply to  RWK

Exactly! That parking lot has been a problem for a very long time. The stores located there need to speak up and get it cleaned up.

Ben in Seattle
Ben in Seattle
1 month ago
Reply to  RWK

I was in the CD in the 90’s and it was way, way worse. Yes, gun violence has to stop, but don’t think we haven’t made progress.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben in Seattle

Your comment is pretty useless. Would you tell that to the family of the 2 year old to cheer them up. Would you reassure all of the people who have witness shootings that happen multiple times at this location every year, that things are getting better. The fact of the matter is its still bad. The fact of the matter is that shootings still repeatedly happen at this same location for the last 30 years, yet very little has been done.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

No, his comment gave perspective.

Latina in the CD
Latina in the CD
1 month ago

I’ve only lived here a few years but it seems as though gun violence is sadly common along the 23rd street corridor. 23rd and Cherry is a hotspot and this site especially. This mini mall is so bad that I avoid it at all costs. Perhaps the landlords should enforce anti loitering/ trespassing laws in the area and the police should keep beat officers along this corridor. Summer is starting and I’d bet good money the gun violence will continue. A 2 year old is in the hospital listed in critical condition. You’d think we could get our shit together and do something at this point. I’ve emailed Sawant multiple times on this topic ( gun violence in the CD) but just can’t seem to get a response 🙄

CD Mom
CD Mom
1 month ago

In years past I have called Sawant’s office following shootings like this one, and they usually haven’t even heard the news yet. When she does respond, it’s nonsense. Like after a teenager was shot outside Chuck’s last year, her weeks-later response was that we needed more speed bumps. Her “who cares” attitude towards gun violence in the CD is my primary reason to oppose her leadership despite agreeing in principal with her economic positions.

CKc
CKc
1 month ago
Reply to  CD Mom

Who are the people that are shooting? I know people say “gangs”, but I find it hard to believe it’s really that opaque. Seems like lots of people know why they’re doing it who they are, but aren’t explaining their rationales?

Gordon
Gordon
1 month ago

That parking lot is problematic. Re-developing it into housing (with retail on the bottom) can’t come soon enough.

CD resident
CD resident
1 month ago

Oh look, the recall Sawant campaign is capitalizing off of tragedy. Not surprising at all.

Latina in the CD
Latina in the CD
1 month ago
Reply to  CD resident

I wish it weren’t the case but Sawant IS my city council person. Who should I be reaching out to if NOT her? Sawant doesn’t respond to my emails, in fact she had an out of office response for most of the pandemic. No employer in the private sector would allow that. She blatantly ignores gun violence, doesn’t seem concerned about people dying in her district.

Sheryl
Sheryl
1 month ago

I am praying for the baby. My child goes to Washington Middle School next door, and school opens in a week. I hope the cops come and that they stay, we need their presence at that intersection.

Zechariah
Zechariah
1 month ago

Look all the people complaining 🤣🤣😂😆👇🏾

CD Rez
CD Rez
1 month ago
Reply to  Zechariah

Of course people are complaining everyone’s complaining. A 2 year old was shot. Unless you’re at South end gang member you’re not happy with that you moron

CD Rez
CD Rez
1 month ago

Nothing random happens in that parking lot. It’s a very tightly controlled drug market.

Marin
Marin
1 month ago
Reply to  CD Rez

Some mother probably is saying she has a good son and how he can be so sweet, and how he almost never shoots 2 year olds. Just occasionally.

CD Rez
CD Rez
1 month ago
Reply to  Marin

And? What do you hope to add was that comment?

Selina
Selina
1 month ago
Reply to  CD Rez

Report the guy(s) to the police to prevent more children from getting shot?