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Three Injured in Wednesday Night Columbia City Shooting

Three people were wounded in a shooting near Rainier Playfield on Wednesday evening.

Just after 10:00 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots fired near the intersection of 37th Avenue South and South Oregon Street. Police arrived and located two victims, both with non-life-threatening injuries. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene to provide medical aid, and both victims were eventually transported to the hospital. A third victim drove himself to the hospital, where he was also treated for apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined that multiple suspects at the intersection of 39th Avenue South and South Oregon Street had fired west, toward Rainier Playfield. The three victims were struck near the intersection of 38th Avenue South and South Oregon Street. A family in the 3500 block of South Oregon Street also reported bullet damage to their residence, but thankfully no one in the home was injured.

Detectives processed the scene for evidence and are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.