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Early morning shooting downtown

On October 10, at approximately 2:00 AM, West Precinct officers and Gang Unit detectives responded to a shooting at 1st Avenue and Denny Way.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a suspect walked up to a Dodge Charger in which three people were in and fired between 7 and 8 shots into the driver’s side window.  The shots struck the 22 year old driver in the arms and back.  Also struck was a 22 year old male in the chest and hip.  The third occupant in the car was not hit.  Seattle Fire responded to the scene and transported the two victims to Harborview Medical Center.  The injuries to the victims are not believed to be life-threatening.  Although there were a number of people present at the time of the shooting, investigators had very little information.  The suspect was described by one person as a black male wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt with the hood pulled up.  There was also information that just after the shooting a Jeep or Explorer type SUV was seen speeding away.

At approximately 3:15 AM, Seattle Police responded to a call of a collision in the 100 Block of 5th Avenue North; approximately 5 1/2 blocks east of the shooting scene.  Officers responded and located an unoccupied silver Jeep Grand Cherokee on the sidewalk.  It appeared that the vehicle had careened into one of the Monorail cement posts.  The posts sustained no damage, but there was considerable damage to the driver’s side of the Jeep.  On the passenger floorboard of the Jeep officers found a handgun.  Witnesses to the collision told officers that four black males got out of the Jeep after the crash and got into a second SUV-type vehicle which was following the Jeep.  The second SUV then sped off northbound.  The Jeep and the Charger were impounded for processing.  The Gang Unit will be responsible for the follow up investigation on this shooting.