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April 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Fatal shooting is Seattle neighborhood’s third in a week

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, a day after another man was fatally shot in the same area.

This is the third deadly shooting in the Leschi and Central Area neighborhoods this week. Police say they don’t know if the shootings are related and they are not ruling out gang activity.

“Without knowing who the suspect is and what the motivation is, it is hard to say there is a connection,” Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said. “We are not ruling anything out…especially when you have two shootings two blocks from each other.”

Seattle police say officers responded to 28th Avenue South and South Charles Street just before 11 p.m. Friday, after receiving several reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, the man was lying in the street and not breathing, according to police. Officers administered CPR until medics arrived. The man died at Harborview Medical Center.

Police said witnesses told them several vehicles left the area after the shooting, but no one gave a description of the suspect. Police ask anyone with more information to call 911.

The shooting comes after a 20-year-old man was killed Thursday around 7 p.m., two blocks north of Friday night’s killing. On April 19, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot  in the Central Area near East Union Street and 22nd Avenue around 2:30 a.m..

The evening before the Central Area homicide, gang detectives responded to reports of shots fired near 23rd Avenue and East Union Street around 7:30 p.m. Officers arrested an 18-year-old man, after they discovered he had a handgun and several warrants out for his arrest. The man was booked into King County Jail on multiple charges, according to police.

Comments | Topics: Central Area, homicide, Leschi

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