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Police Seize Rifles, Handguns As Part of Investigation into Central District, South Seattle Violence

As part of an ongoing investigation into recent gang-related shootings in the Central District and South Seattle, members of SPD’s Gang, Narcotics and East Precinct Anti-Crime units, working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, served several warrants in the King County region on Wednesday and recovered a cache of weaponry, including three military-style rifles, four handguns, and a significant amount of ammunition.

One man was arrested in connection with the firearms and police continue to investigate. Police believe these weapons were intended to be used in future gang-related violence.