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(Updated) Man, Woman Shot In Early-Morning Hold-Up In West Seattle

SPD Robbery detectives collected video surveillance from the scene of this morning’s shooting and are now working to identify a group of suspects.

In the video, the group of suspects can be seen circling through the parking lot of a West Seattle 7-11 in a gray or silver Buick early this morning, before they climb out of their car and confront several men and women standing outside the store.

During the confrontation, one of the suspects grabbed a man’s phone and demanded his watch before the suspects returned to their Buick.

As the group of suspects began to drive away, one of the victims lobbed something at the suspects’ car. The driver of the Buick then fired several shots out a car window—striking one man in the buttocks and a woman in both her legs—and sped away from the scene.

Witnesses described the gunman as a white male in his mid 20s, possibly with blonde hair, and said he was accompanied by three black males in their 20s and 30s.

If you recognize the suspects in the video or know anything about this case, please call the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.


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One man was shot and a woman was struck by shrapnel in a robbery in the parking lot of a West Seattle convenience store early this morning.

Police received reports from 9000 block of Delridge Avenue SW just before 4:30 AM of an loud argument, followed by gunfire and then screaming.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a wounded man—who was struck in the leg by gunfire—and an injured woman, who was apparently hit by debris or shrapnel.

Medics transported both victims to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe a gunman opened fire on the victims after attempting to rob them for a cell phone.

The gunman and three other men fled the scene in a vehicle, described by witnesses as either a gold Buick or gray Ford Taurus.

Robbery detectives are at the scene speaking witnesses and looking for evidence. We’ll have more updates on this incident as they become available.