Police Arrest Gunman After Woman Wounded In Central District Shooting

Officers arrested a 26-year-old gunman Friday evening after one woman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire at a Central District park.

Police arrived at Flo Ware Park near 28th Ave and S. Jackson St shortly after receiving reports of gunfire around 6 PM Friday. There, officers found and a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her thigh. Seattle Fire Department Medics transported her to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

At the scene, witnesses told officers the suspect had boarded a Metro bus headed for downtown. Police quickly found the suspect on  a Metro coach and took him into custody. Police recovered two handguns from the man during the arrest.

Gang Unit detectives and Crime Scene investigators have recovered dozens of shell casings at the scene of the shooting, and believed two groups of suspects may have exchanged gunfire. Detectives are still searching for additional evidence and asking anyone with information about this case to call the Homicide/Assault tip line at (206) 233-5000