(UPDATED) One Killed, One Injured In Shooting at Rainier Avenue and South College Street

Two people were struck by gunfire—one fatally—in a shooting shortly after 6pm near Rainier Avenue South and South College Street.

After receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area, officers arrived and found the young woman a 16-year-old girl* inside a vehicle. At this time, detectives believe the vehicle was targeted in the shooting.

An injured man was found in a nearby business, and does not appear to be associated with the vehicle. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

At the same time of the shooting at Rainer Avenue and College Street, police received a report of gunfire at Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street. No victims were located at that scene, but police did locate shell casings in the area.

Homicide and Gang Unit detectives are investigating both of the incidents and whether they may be connected.

If you have any information about either case, please call the SPD Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000 or 911.

*UPDATE 5/9: The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim killed in the shooting as a 16-year-old girl.