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Shooting in the Central District

Officers and detectives are actively looking for suspects associated with a light-colored Mercedes-Benz after a shooting in the Central District this evening. 

At approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded to 911 reports of a person shot.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the male victim was hanging out with friends in front of a residence in the 2500 block of South Norman Street.  The suspect walked up to the victim, shot him several times and then ran to a waiting light-colored Mercedes-Benz.  The suspect got into the car and fled the scene eastbound.  It appears that there were other suspects in the vehicle, but it is unknown how many.  Nobody else was injured in the shooting. 

Officers conducted an area search for the suspects however, they remain at large.  It is unknown if the primary suspect and victim were known to each other however, the shooting does not appear to be a random act.  

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the 19-year-old male victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The primary suspect (shooter) is described as a black male with a thin build, 5’11” tall with dreadlocks or braids in his hair and last seen wearing a black ski mask.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of any of the involved parties is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

Homicide/Assault, Gang and CSI detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.