Central District Gang Member Arrested For Rainer Beach Drive-By

Seattle police have arrested an 18-year-old Central District gang member suspected of opening fire on a members of a rival gang Tuesday afternoon in Rainier Beach.

Shortly after 1pm Tuesday, police received reports of gunshots near Waters Avenue S. and S. Carver Street.

According to a witness, the 18-year-old suspect leaned out of the passenger-side window of an SUV and fired off 13 rounds at a group of south Seattle gang members in another car, and sped off.

No one was injured in the shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victims’ car on the street. Officers found two bullets lodged in the side of the car, which was also damaged when the driver sideswiped another car while speeding backwards down S. Carver Street to escape the gunman.

On Tuesday night, about seven hours after the shooting, patrol officers spotted the 18-year-old suspect outside of his apartment at 13th Avenue and E. Madison Street, contacted Gang Detectives, and arrested the man.

Officers booked the suspect into the King County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm, assault, and drive-by shooting.