Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting on Rainier Avenue South

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found fatally shot Tuesday night in the 8300 block of Rainier Avenue South.

Just before midnight, officers heard multiple gunshots in the area of Rainier Avenue South and  Wabash Avenue South.  As police were searching the area, they saw several people run across Rainier Avenue.  Officers located a 35-year-old male victim in the parking lot of a business in the 8300 block of Rainier.  The victim was deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers detained one man near the scene and located a weapon in the backyard of a nearby residence.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  The detained individual was identified and interviewed by detectives and later released.  It is unknown at this time if the recovered weapon was the weapon used in the murder.  This remains an active and on-going homicide investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.