One house and two vehicles sustained damage during a wild shots fired incident last night in South Seattle.
At approximately 7:45 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of shots fired near Beacon Avenue South and South Leo Street. Upon arrival officers found an abandoned 1997 silver Ford Crown Victoria whose driver had struck a telephone pole and then collided with a parked car before fleeing the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that the occupants of the abandoned Ford were being chased by suspects in another vehicle while being shot at. The Ford was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for further forensic analysis.
While investigating further, officers discovered that a house in the 11000 block of Beacon Avenue South had a bullet hole in the front window. The homeowner, a 51-year-old male, was in the room near the window when the shooting occurred but was not injured during the incident. Additionally, a vehicle in front of the victim’s house appears to have been struck by one of the suspect vehicles.
Witnesses reported seeing two suspects fleeing the scene:
Suspect #1: black male in his 20’s armed with gun, wearing a black jacket and black pants, and last seen running southbound.
Suspect #2: black male, mid 20’s to 30’s, thin, bald, wearing a white shirt, and last seen running eastbound through yards.
Responding officers conducted an area search with the assistance of canine and air units however, the suspects remain at large.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.
Anonymous tips are welcome.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.