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Shooting following party in South Seattle

On August 15th, at around 1:20 a.m., South Precinct officers had been dispatched to a report of a loud party in the 3000 block of South Walden Street. When they arrived, the party was ending and people were walking away from the residence. Officers cleared the scene. Several of the party goers remained in the area on the street. A fight broke out among two of the individuals. A friend of one of the fighters arrived at about this time. The fighter, the driver and a third uninvolved person were about to drive away from the scene when the vehicle they were in was fired on by unknown person(s). The driver and passengers fled the area. Another of the party goers who was on the street was struck in the right foot by a stray bullet. It does not appear that she was an intended target. The driver of the vehicle which was shot at drove to the 7300 block of Rainier Avenue South where he called 911 shortly before 2:00 a.m. Officers responded there and interviewed the victims. No one in the vehicle was struck or injured.

Attempts were made to interview potential witnesses at both locations. None were willing or able to provide any suspect information. The 18 year-old female victim who was shot was uncooperative and initially denied having been shot. It was only after Seattle Fire arrived and examined her injury that it was verified that she had been shot. Her injuries were NOT life threatening. Gang Unit detectives responded and assisted with the investigation.