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Errant Gunfire Strikes Passing Vehicle and Local Business in Rainier Valley

Seattle Police responded to multiple reports of gunfire and a related collision in the Rainer Valley neighborhood Monday night. 

Shortly after 6:00 p.m., police arrived in the 8800 block of Renton Avenue South and found a vehicle crashed through the wall of an open business. The driver of the vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival. Officers also located evidence of a shooting.

Based on witness information and evidence gathered at the scene, officers learned several suspects in a red Kia sedan fired multiple rounds towards the driver of the victim vehicle as they got into their car. The victim vehicle tried to drive away but struck the business instead.

During the shooting, a passing motorist’s vehicle was struck by an errant round. Gunfire also damaged nearby buildings. No injuries were reported.

Police conducted an area check but did not locate the driver of the victim vehicle or the suspects.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact SPD’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.