Drive-by Shooting Injures Woman At Kerry Park

A 20-year-old woman is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after being shot at Kerry Park last night.

Officers were investigating a report of a fireworks-caused trash can fire in the 200 block of West Highland Drive when a woman approached and frantically told them that her female friend had just been shot in the chest and that she was being driven by car to Harborview Medical Center.

The victim arrived at Harborview a few minutes later and immediately underwent surgery. Her injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.

Officers canvassed the crime scene and found a Ford Focus with recent bullet damage. Officers interviewed several witnesses and learned that the victim was standing outside of the Ford Focus talking to the car’s occupants when she was struck by gunfire from a passing Chrysler 300.

Officers believe that there may be a connection between the shooter and the occupants of the Ford Focus and that the violence was not a random act.

Officers searched for the Chrysler and found it unoccupied in Lake City. Officers impounded the Chrysler for further evidentiary processing.

This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation proceeds.