Man, Woman Injured In Early-Morning Shooting In the Central District

Detectives are investigating after a couple were shot overnight as they drove through the Central District.

Witnesses called 911 just after 3 AM to report shots fired near Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Dearborn Street.  When officers arrived they found two people in a car who had been shot.  Medics took a man in his 70s to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The second victim, a woman in her 70s, was treated and released from the hospital.

Detectives believe the couple was driving through the area when suspects fired at the victims’ vehicle. Detectives are searching for two dark-colored sedans in connection with the incident.

Seattle police are increasing patrols in the area as detectives investigate this incident, along with two other shootings which occurred late Wednesday along Rainier Avenue South.

If you have any information about any of these cases please call the violent crime tip line at 206-233-5000.