May 20, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Gunfire in South Seattle sends one woman to hospital
A late-night shootout in South Seattle near the Judkins Park neighborhood sent one woman to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg and landed two suspects in jail. Police say they recovered one gun.
Shortly before midnight on Sunday, police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots being fired near the 2800 block of South Norman Street. When they arrived, officers located a woman a block away who’d been shot in the leg. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say a witness saw two men hiding in a nearby driveway shooting east across Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Police believe that the two men were shooting at a group of people, who apparently fired back. Police say the victim reportedly knows one of the shooters, but she was unwilling to provide any details about what led up to the shooting.
Officers located one of the suspects about three blocks away near 26th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. That suspect was apprehended without further incident.
K9 officers backtracked the route believed to be used by the suspect and a handgun was recovered.
Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the second suspect fled the scene, but later called 911 from Tukwila. Tukwila police were then dispatched to the man’s location and transported him the SPD’s East Precinct. That suspect claimed ownership of the gun that was recovered.
Both suspects were booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.
Police are continuing to investigate and have no information about the individuals the suspects were believed to be shooting at. It is also not clear if the victim was intentionally shot or was struck by a stray bullet.
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