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Police Recover Gun, Ammunition After Central District Shootings

Police recovered a gun and a loaded pistol magazine Sunday night in the Central District after homes and vehicles were struck by gunfire in two different shootings.

In the first incident, two men opened fire on an SUV at 15th and Cherry around 6:30 pm before fleeing. At the scene, officers found more than two dozen shell casings from at least two different guns, and recovered a loaded pistol magazine from the street. Two homes, a car, and a medical facility were struck by gunfire in the incident.

About a half hour after police responded to the shooting at 15th and Cherry, officers received another report of gunfire at 29th and Yesler, where they arrived to find an abandoned, bullet-riddled car crashed into a tree.

Witnesses told police a gunman had run behind a nearby home, where police later recovered a discarded handgun, which matched shell casings found on a nearby street.

Two vehicles were struck by gunfire in the incident, including the one found crashed into a tree.

Police have not yet established a connection between the two shootings. Gang detectives are investigating.