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Crowd Obstructs Police Response on Broadway

Update: July 26th, 2023 7:00 p.m.

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.

This is a glimpse of the response to the initial street racing incident, hours before any of the shootings occurred: