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Four Injured, One Critically in Shooting at Illegal Street Racing Event in Capitol Hill

Four victims were injured, one is in critical condition after a shooting during an illegal street racing event in Capitol Hill early Sunday morning.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., Police responded to a report of a large crowd and vehicles driving recklessly at the intersection of Broadway and E Pike Street.

Initial attempts to disband the crowd were met with resistance. Officers remained in the area to respond to life-safety events.

Shortly before 4:00 a.m., officers heard gunfire and located two victims at the intersection of Broadway and E Pike Street. Police performed life-saving measures on both subjects until Seattle Fire Department personnel arrived. 

One male victim, presumably in his late 20’s, was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital in stable condition. A female also in her 20’s-30’s was treated for life-threatening injuries and transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

A third female victim with a gunshot wound contacted responding officers several blocks away but did not remain in the area. She later arrived at Harborview Medical Center. A fourth male victim also showed up at Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

While on scene officers heard additional gunfire near the 1400 block of Harvard Avenue. Police contacted a male victim who stated he was shot at. Officers located several shell casings, but no suspect. 

Officers secured both scenes until members of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Homicide detectives arrived on scene. The Homicide Unit will be leading the investigation. 

No suspects have been identified at this time.

If anyone has information, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.