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Two Shot, Suspects at Large

This information is preliminary and subject to change

On June 8th at approximately 1:31 p.m. officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 800 block of Rainier Avenue South.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were in a black pickup truck stopped at a red light facing westbound on South Dearborn Street on the east side of the intersection with Rainier Avenue South.  The suspect vehicle, a Chevy SUV, approached from the east and pulled up alongside the victim vehicle in the on-coming lane.  A male suspect leaned out the front passenger side window of the Chevy and fired one shot into the victim vehicle.

The shot struck the adult male victim in the left arm, passing clean through and striking the adult female victim in the left side of her torso.  The suspect vehicle then fled northbound on Rainier Avenue South. 

The victims, an 18-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, drove to Harborview Medical Center from the scene for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.  A third occupant of the pickup truck, a juvenile male, was not injured.  

Officers located what they believe to be the suspect vehicle unoccupied in a parking lot southwest of the intersection of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  The SUV was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing.

Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.