East Precinct shooting, suspects arrested

On February 27th at approx. 3:39 P.M., an employee of a store in the 2300 Block of South Jackson, called 911 and reported that several teenagers were in the store hiding from someone outside with a gun.  As East Precinct officers arrived several gunshots were heard from the east.  Officers located the male victim in the 500 block of 25 Avenue.S.  The victim sustained a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.  A suspect vehicle description was given as a silver Cadillac occupied by several black males.  Officers observed the suspect vehicle at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Graham Street.  The suspect vehicle was eventually stopped at Rainer Avenue South and South McClellan.  Four occupants were contacted and placed into custody.  The suspects were transported to the East Precinct where Gang Unit detectives conducted interviews.  Subsequently, the interviews verified the location of where the suspect hid the handguns after the shooting.  The Gang Unit with the assistance of East Precinct Anti-Crime Team  and SWAT served a search warrant at a residence in the 2500 Block of  South  Norman Street.  Both handguns used in the shooting were recovered along with numerous other ammunition.  Three of the suspects were booked into the King County Jail, and another was interviewed and released.  The Seattle Police Department’s Gang Unit is conducting this investigation.