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One to hospital in 23rd Ave shooting — UPDATE

A shooting at the 23rd Ave Ezell’s parking lot sent one person to the hospital Saturday night.

Seattle Police says officers responded to a shooting with one victim around 6:37 PM after reports from multiple 911 callers of gunfire in the street near 23rd and Jefferson.

Seattle Fire was called to treat a victim and transport the patient to the hospital from 22nd and James. SFD says it transported a man in his late 20s to Harborview in serious condition.

According to East Precinct radio updates, multiple callers reported up to 10 gunshots to 911 in the area around the restaurant and nearby Garfield High School.

Police had a suspect description from witnesses and were searching for a male reported fleeing the area on foot. There were no immediate arrests reported.

UPDATE: SPD’s brief on the incident describes a dangerous scene as two suspects opened fire in the busy restaurant parking lot. Police say two people were hit and there was damage to vehicles parked in the lot:

On 06-25-2022 at 1834 hours, four victims were hanging out in or around their vehicles, in the Ezell’s parking lot (501 23rd Ave), while eating their food. A black Mercedes or Lexus was observed driving SB on 23rd Ave, then WB on E Jefferson St. This vehicle then stopped near 22nd Ave. Two male suspects exited and walked into the Ezell’s parking lot. The suspects fired numerous times at the victims and then fled the scene. One of the adult male victims sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right arm and upper torso. Three vehicles sustained significant bullet damage. The gunshot victim was treated on scene and transported to HMC, in stable condition. GVRU Detectives responded and assisted with processing the scene. Evidence of a shooting was recovered. Three victims declined to speak with GVRU Detectives.


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7 months ago

Just another day in the neighborhood. Capitol Hill Blog is literally the only place that reports on these shootings. Nobody else seems to care.