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Shooting investigation in Rainier Beach

On January 3rd, at approximately 10:00 pm, South Precinct officers responded to several calls of “shots fired” in the 9300 Block of Rainier Avenue South.  People were seen running from the parking lot of a fast food restaurant immediately after the shots were fired.  Officers responded and located an adult female victim in the parking lot with life-threatening injuries.  An adult male victim, with non life-threatening injuries, had run across the street to the parking lot of another fast food restaurant .  Seattle Fire was called to the scene and transported both victims to Harborview Medical Center.  The female victim underwent surgery.

A possible suspect, described as a black male in dark clothing,  was seen running southbound on 52nd Avenue South.  Officers set up containment and a K-9 team responded and began a track, but the suspect(s) remains at large.  Detectives responded and began their investigation.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.