July 12, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Driver shot in leg, crashes car in Rainier Valley
A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg through the driver’s door of his silver Lincoln, then crashed into some garbage cans in the 7900 block of Seward Park Avenue South around 11:30 a.m. today, according to Seattle police.
The man suffered a head injury in the collision, along with the gunshot wound to his left leg, police spokesman Mark Jamieson wrote in an item posted in the department’s online blotter. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, and will be booked into the King County Jail after his release from the hospital on an escape warrant issued by the state Department of Corrections, Jamieson said.
The victim did not provide officers with much information about the incident at the scene, Jamieson said.
Detectives with the department’s gang unit are investigating the shooting and one-car collision.
Witnesses told police the man was driving north on Seward Park Avenue South near South Kenyon Street when the vehicle ran onto a planting strip, crashed into some garbage cans and came to rest in a row of hedges, according to Jamieson.
A passenger in the Lincoln rolled out of the car after the collision and ran from the scene, he wrote, noting the passenger has not been located. A blue sedan was also seen by witnesses near the Lincoln right before the shooting and collision, he said.
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