October 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM
Gunfire injures woman at Rainier Valley light-rail station
A woman with a small child was injured by flying debris when an unknown shooting suspect opened fire near the Rainier Valley light-rail station tonight.
The victim was standing in a glass shelter at 5:21 p.m. in the 7100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South when she suffered non-life-threatening injuries from a projectile, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. Police were not sure whether she was grazed by a bullet or other debris such as shattered glass.
Seattle police say that its preliminary investigation shows two vehicles were involved in the shooting — a Buick and a black SUV. Both vehicles were stopped in the roadway when a suspect either on the sidewalk or in another vehicle starting shooting, shattering the shelter the woman and her child were in.
After both vehicles fled, the Buick was found deserted at 39th Avenue South and South Graham Street with obvious gunfire damage, according to police. It’s been impounded to be investigated.
The black SUV and its occupants remain at large.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting or possible suspects to call 911.
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