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Man Arrested, Guns Recovered Following Shots Fired in South Seattle

A man was arrested early this morning and two handguns were recovered from the scene following an early morning incident in South Seattle.

Just before 2:30 am Saturday, an officer witnessed shots being fired from a white Mercedes on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Orcas Street.  The officer pursued the car as it drove away.  The pursuit ended when the Mercedes crashed at Rainier Avenue South and South Holden.  Both the driver and male passenger fled from the car.  Officers quickly caught and arrested the driver, the passenger was able to elude officers.  A handgun was recovered at Rainier Avenue South and South Orcas, and another handgun was found inside the crashed Mercedes.  Detectives from the Gang Unit responded to handle the investigation.  Shell casings were located in the street along S. Orcas.  The arrested male was later booked into the King County Jail for drive-by shooting and eluding.  The Gang Unit will continue to follow up on this incident.