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Officers Investigating After Shots Fired in Central District

Officers are investigating after shots were fired in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr Way just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses began calling 911 just after 11 a.m. to report gunfire near Powell Barnett Park.  When officers arrived they spoke with the witnesses who said the occupants of two vehicles, possibly two grey sedans, were firing shots at each other. They said the cars continued to travel through the area, eventually going westbound on East Cherry Street. The witnesses said both cars sped away before police arrived. Officers found property damage to a nearby high school. No one was injured and there is no indication any students were involved in the incident.

This remains an active scene and officers continue to search the area and speak with witnesses. If you have any information in this case please call the non-emergency line at (206) 625-5011 and ask to speak with an officer.