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October 4, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Man found shot to death in car in South Seattle

Seattle police investigate the scene where a man was shot and killed early Thursday morning in the 5400 block of South Grattan Place in South Seattle. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

A 27-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in South Seattle early this morning.

People living in the area around 54th Avenue South and South Grattan Place South heard several gunshots about 4 a..m.  One of them looked out a window and and saw a person sitting in a car, according to Seattle police.

Officers responding to the scene found the man sitting in the driver seat of a blue Buick Le Sabre. He had been shot several times in the upper body.  Seattle Fire Department medics tried to resuscitate him but without success.

Police don’t know what led up to the shooting, although one of the callers to 911 heard a vehicle start up and leave the area just after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Seattle Police Department Homicide tip line at 206-233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.

The homicide is the 24th in the city this year, four more than in all of 2011. For a list of the victims before this morning’s slaying, click here.

The most recent homicide was that of Yancy Noll, 43, a wine steward at a QFC supermarket on Capitol Hill, who was fatally shot Aug. 31 while seated in his car. A Seattle man, Dinh Bowman, 29, was arrested about three weeks later and charged with first-degree murder in Noll’s death.

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