Two People Injured in Saturday Morning Shooting

Detectives are investigating after two people were shot in the 1200 block of Pine Street early Saturday morning.

Witnesses began calling 911 to report a fight outside a club in the 1200 block of Pine Street at 2 am. Officers began arriving and heard multiple gunshots and saw a group of people attempting to flee the area. An officer approaching the scene spotted a 30-year-old man hobbling away holding a handgun. The officer ordered the man to the ground and took him into custody. The officer recognized the man as a convicted felon who is unable to legally possess a handgun. The man told officers that he had been shot multiple times and needed help. Officers called Medics to the scene to transport the man to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for the treatment of four gunshot wounds.

A second man, a 35-year-old, later approached the scene and told officers he too had been shot. Medics transported the second victim to HMC for further treatment.

A security guard for a club stated that there had been a fight inside his club just before the shooting and that they were able to usher the people out just as the shooting began.

Police recovered the handgun seen earlier by the officer and placed it into evidence.

Detectives are now working to determine if they have identified all involved parties. This remains an active case and anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 206-233-5000.