Two Injured After Sunday Evening Shootings in Rainier Beach, North Admiral Neighborhoods

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man were injured in separate shootings in Seattle on Sunday.

At about 4:30 p.m., police were called to the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South for reports that someone had been shot. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Officers began first aid and then transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics when they arrived.

Before being transported to Harborview Medical Center by private ambulance, the victim told officers the shooting had happened in the 9000 block of Seward Park Avenue South. Police went to the scene and collected several shell casings and discovered ballistic damage to an apartment unit. Although the apartment was occupied at the time of the shooting, no one inside was injured.

Later, at about 8:00 p.m., police responded to Hamilton View Point in West Seattle for reports of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. SFD medics transported the victim to HMC for treatment.

According to the victim and witnesses, a group of several men approached the victim in a car and confronted him. Then, as the suspects left in their car, one of them fired out the window at the victim. Police recovered 12-gauge shotgun shell casings at the scene.

At this time, preliminary information does not indicate these shootings are related or connected. Both incidents remain active and ongoing, and detectives will continue to investigate.