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2 males shot; suspect(s) at large

On 4/18/12,  at approximately 9:15 p.m., the victims were working on a car at their residence in the 4800 block of Columbian Dr S , when a light colored compact vehicle drove past them twice – and on its 3rd pass – the occupant(s) of the vehicle fired at the victims 5 times, and sped off north bound on Columbian Dr. S. One victim was shot twice; once in the left thigh and once in his right thigh. The second victim was shot once in the right thigh.

Both victims, ages 18 and 20-years-old were transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Both victims were vague and somewhat elusive with their responses and claimed to have no suspect information, and told detectives that they knew of no reason why anyone would shoot at them. However, on, 3/30/12 at approxiatemly 11:18 p.m., Gang Unit Detectives responded to multiple shots fired call outside of one of the victim’s residence. No one at the residence had any viable information, and no one was hit.

Gang Unit Detectives processed the scene and recovered shell casings on the street, and at least one other round struck the front door of the residence. Other family members including children, were inside the residence, but no one else was hit. Detectives also learned that one of the victim’s father was also working on the car with them but he was not hit. He too had no suspect information.

Detectives and officers located a handgun underneath one of the victim’s coat on the ground, next to the car they were working on; 1-live round was still in the cylinder, but 5-rounds/casings were missing. It appears that one of the victims may have fired back at the suspects.  But neither of the victims, nor the father of the victim could (or would) account for the revolver. This remains an open and active investigation.