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Shots fired inside Westlake Tunnel, no apparent injuries

Bike officers were in Westlake Park last night when they heard several gunshots coming from inside the Westlake Metro bus tunnel late last night.   Officers searched the area and did not locate any injured people, but did recover shell casings and bullet fragments from the Mezzanine level of the tunnel.

At about 11:40 pm last night, two West Precinct bicycle officers were patrolling Westlake Park when they heard several gunshots coming from inside the tunnel.  They immediately broadcast that information on the police radio, and headed into the tunnel to investigate as additional officers responded to the scene.  The officers saw several people fleeing the tunnel exit onto Pine Street and run southbound onto Third Avenue.  Officers stopped one person who stated that he heard the shots, but did not witness the actual shooting.

Officers could not locate any actual witnesses to the shots fired.  Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s Office deputies worked together as six bullet casings and bullet fragments were recovered from the Mezzanine level at the bottom of the South escalator.  Detectives are now reviewing surveillance video from inside the tunnel and surrounding businesses that may assist in identifying the suspect.