Central District Drive-by Shooting Leaves One Injured

One man suffered a gunshot wound after a drive-by shooting in a restaurant parking lot on Thursday night.

At 9:49 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots fired near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street. Police responded and found a single victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. Officers began providing first aid until Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived. The 52-year-old male victim was transported by SFD Medics to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

Witnesses reported the suspects arrived in a vehicle, shot multiple times at the victim, and then fled in their vehicle.

Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit responded to the scene and are investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.