Shots Fired Into Back of House in South Seattle

Two men sustained non-life-threatening injuries when an unknown suspect fired into a house in South Seattle this morning.

At approximately 2:10 a.m. officers responded to the 5600 block of South Leo Street for the report of shots fired with an injured victim.  Preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown suspect fired gunshots into the back of the victim’s house and then fled the area in an unknown direction.  The 19-year-old male victim sustained a grazing wound and was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) by medics for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:20 a.m. officers were called back to the same residence on South Leo Street for a second gunshot victim.  Unbeknownst to the officers and medics, during the original incident a second victim, a 20-year-old male, was struck by gunfire in the leg.  However, the second victim chose to hide in the basement of the house rather than be discovered by officers and treated for his injuries due to the victim’s belief that he had a warrant for his arrest.

The second victim was treated by fire department medics at the scene and then transported to HMC by ambulance for follow up treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

There was believed to be five people inside the house at the time of the shooting (including both victims).  The suspect(s) remain at large.

Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and will be conducting follow up interviews with the victims at the hospital.

This remains an active an on-going Gang Unit investigation.