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Assault in Ravenna Park

On January 12th, at approximately 3:30 am, a citizen called 911 after hearing yelling and someone crying for help inside the southeast corner of Ravenna Park (approximately NE 55th Street and west of 25th Avenue NE).  As officers arrived in the area, two victims, a 41 year old male and a 54 year old female, emerged from the wooded area.  They had been beaten with a baseball bat multiple times.  Both victims had head injuries as well as other injuries to their bodies.  According to the victims, the suspect is a known male who they had a dispute with earlier.  The suspect, described as a black male armed with the baseball bat, was accompanied by a white male.  There is no further description of the white male.  It appears that the suspect with the bat did the attack.

Seattle Fire Department responded and both the victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center.  The victim’s injuries are described as serious, but not life-threatening.  Officers, including a K9 team, attempted to locate the suspects but were unable to inside the large wooded park.  This remains an active and on going investigation.