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Detectives Investigating Shooting in South Delridge

Gang Unit detectives are handling the investigation following a shooting that occurred Friday evening in the South Delridge neighborhood.  The victim, a 19-year-old female, was transported to the hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.

At approximately 6:40 pm, Southwest Precinct officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 8600 block of 18th Avenue SW.  Officers arrived and located the female victim.  Officers performed first aid until Seattle Fire took over primary care and transported the victim to the hospital.  Fortunately her injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers learned from witnesses that the victim was with a group of other people in the alley just west of 18th Avenue SW and SW Thistle Street.  The witnesses stated that an unknown male who was with another group fired a shot toward the victim and her group, striking her.

Officers searched the area for the suspect, including the King County Sheriff’s helicopter Guardian One and an SPD K-9 team, but the suspect or people he was with was not located.  Gang detectives responded and will conduct the follow up.