Shooting in South Seattle, Gang Unit Investigating

Gang Unit detectives are investigating a shooting and one-car collision that occurred in the 7900 Block of Seward Park Avenue South.  The 21-year-old male victim had head trauma (from the collision) and a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg.

At around 11:30 this morning, South Precinct officers were responding to an initial report of a two car, injury collision at Seward Park Avenue South and South Kenyon Street.  While enroute to the location, the call was updated to inform officers that someone had been shot at.

Once officers arrived, it was determined that only one car was involved in the collision.  Seattle Fire was on the scene and treating the 21-year-old male driver.  According to witnesses, the car the victim was in, a silver Lincoln, was northbound on Seward Park Avenue South when it went up onto the  planting strip and collided into a couple of garbage cans, before coming to a stop in a hedge row.  According to witnesses, a passenger in the Lincoln rolled out of the car after the car collided with the garbage cans and fled on foot from the scene.  According to witnesses, a blue sedan was seen near the Lincoln just prior to the shooting/collision.

The victim driver sustained head trauma from the collision and a gunshot wound to his left leg.  Officers located a bullet hole in the driver’s door of the Lincoln.  The driver gave officers very little information at the scene.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.  The victim also had an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant for escape.  He will be booked into the King County Jail by DOC officers once he is released from the hospital.

Gang Unit detectives responded and will have responsiblity for the follow up investigaiton.  The unknown male who reportedly fled the scene was not located.