Shooting Investigation on Alki

UPDATE:  The victim, a 23-year-old male, has died from his injuries while at Harborview Medical Center.  This remains an active and on-going homicide investigation.  Detectives believe that the victim was targeted and that this was not a random act.  Anyone with information about the incident that occurred on Alki is asked to contact Seattle Police.

Detectives are conducting their investigation following a shooting that occurred near 62nd Avenue SW and Alki Avenue SW Tuesday evening, just before 9:00 pm.  The shooting sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that there was a large crowd gathered on the beach.  A disturbance occurred within the crowd, and shots were fired.  A male in his early twenties was struck several times.  Seattle Fire rushed the victim to the hospital.

It is believed that the suspect or suspects responsible fled in a vehicle, but the suspect’s physical description or make/model of vehicle has not been verified yet.  Detectives are interviewing any potential witnesses at this time.

This remains an active and on-going investigation, and information posted here is subject to change.  Any updates to this incident will be posted here.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Seattle Police.