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Targeted Central District Drive-By Injures Elderly Woman

Police are investigating after a Central District home was targeted in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, leaving a 96-year-old woman with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 900 block of 27th Avenue at about 12:45 am, but were not able to immediately locate any suspects or property damage. Several hours later, around 4:50 am, police were again called to the same block, this time by the victim’s granddaughter, who reported her grandmother had sustained a gunshot wound to her leg.

While police believe the elderly victim may have not been the intended target of this shooting, officers have responded to the home on numerous occasions to investigate shootings and other crimes targeting her other family members who also reside at the home.

Seattle Fire responded and treated the 96-year-old victim for her injury and transported her to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment. Her injury is believed to be non-life-threatening.

Officers recovered shell casings from in front of the house.  Gang Unit detectives are investigating the incident.