Detectives Investigating Thursday Morning Pioneer Square Shooting

Detectives are investigating after two men were shot in Pioneer Square early Thursday morning.

Witnesses began calling 911 at 2:15 am to report a man had been shot in the 200 block of South Washington Street. When officers arrived they found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. They immediately began first aid for the injuries and called for Seattle Fire Department Medics. As they waited for medics they located a second victim — a 23-year-old-man — who had a gunshot wound to the hand.

Seattle Fire Department medics took both victims to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives with the gang unit are investigating and spoke with witnesses who stated the shooting began after the two victims confronted a man who had been slapping women on the street.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

If you have any information in this case please call the tip line at (206)233-5000