Another night of gunfire at 23rd and Cherry sends at least two to hospital — UPDATE

Reports of at least two people taken to nearby hospitals with gunshot wounds followed reports of a massive bout of gunfire in the Central District Tuesday night.

The shooting scene appeared to be spread out around the gas station at 23rd and Cherry where a shooting happened Monday night that sent multiple people to the hospital and left one dead.

UPDATE 7/23/20 2:20 PM: SPD announced Thursday that a 18-year-old hit in Tuesday’s shooting has now died. The victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots just before 10:45 PM involving multiple weapons. Seattle Police reported the shooting took place in the 2200 block of E Cherry and left at least one injured. Continue reading

23rd and Cherry shooting sends multiple victims to hospital — UPDATE: One dead

Thanks to a CHS reader for this picture from the scene

At least two people were reported shot after a bout of gunfire outside the Garfield Community Center gas station at 23rd and Cherry Monday night

Seattle Police was called to the scene just before 10:30 PM to a report of gunfire and found one victim with life threatening injuries. While officers were reported performing CPR and Seattle Fire was rushing to the scene, a second shooting victim was reported dropped off at Harborview.

There was a possible third victim in the shooting but CHS does not have further details. SPD and Seattle Fire have not yet confirmed the shooting response.

UPDATE: Seattle Police said overnight that three people were shot and one died at the scene:

Detectives are investigating after three people were shot in the 2300 block of East Cherry Street Monday at 10:15 PM.

Officers responded to the intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street for reports of shots fired Monday night. When they arrived they found two people on the ground who reportedly been shot. Officers provided first aid to one of the victims. The second victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Seattle Fire Department Medics.

A short while later, a third victim, who was transported by private vehicle, arrived at Harborview Medical Center. Detectives are attempting to determine if this victim was injured during this shooting or if there was another scene.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are currently trying to determine what led up to the shooting. Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call the tip line at 206-233-5000.

Monday night’s shooting follows another bout of gun violence that sent one to the hospital Saturday night after a shooting at 18th and Madison.

UPDATE x2: The Central District murder was one of two homicides investigated by SPD on the night. Police were also collecting evidence after a man was shot to death inside an Aurora Ave motel room early Tuesday morning.

Police were collecting evidence at the scene including shell casings found west of the 23rd and Cherry intersection, according to East Precinct radio.

Monday night’s shooting joins a string of gun violence across Capitol Hill and the Central District that included two teens killed in incidents around the CHOP protest camp.


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Renton man charged in 23rd/Cherry shootout that left victim hit in the crossfire

A Renton man is the first person charged in Seattle Police, federal, and King County Prosecutor efforts to stamp out a string of gun violence across Central and South Seattle.

Demarco Pressley, 25, faces three counts including an assault charge and two charges of unlawful possession of a firearm after being arrested in the shooting of a woman caught in the crossfire of an apparent gang dispute.

He has not yet entered a plea on the charges, according to court records.

Police say Pressley can be seen in security video from the night of May 3rd incident at the AMPM service station at 23rd and Cherry firing off a series of shots as a vehicle speeds away and returns fire along 23rd:

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