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Man Arrested For Firing Shots From Car In South Seattle

Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday in South Seattle after he reportedly drove up and down a street near the Columbia City Kubota Gardens while firing shots into the air.

Officers responded to 54th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South around 11:30 AM after receiving reports of gunfire. Witnesses told officers a man in a white Ford Crown Victoria had fled. Police were unable to find any victims or damage at the scene.

Police found the suspect driving near Seward Park Avenue South and South Henderson Street and took him into custody.

Officers booked the 23-year-old man into the King County Jail for investigation of drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police also interviewed and released a 20-year-old woman, who was in the car with the suspect during the shooting.

The suspect’s vehicle was impounded, and Gang Unit detectives are working to obtain a warrant and search the vehicle.