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May 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM

2 arrested after drive-by shooting in Rainier Beach

Seattle police early this morning arrested two men suspected of a drive-by shooting in Rainier Beach.

The shooting was reported just after 11 p.m. when two homes and a parked car were hit by gunfire in the 9800 block of 57th Avenue South, police said. Responding officers found .45-caliber casings at the scene.

Later in the evening, a man called 911 and told police he had been the intended target of the earlier shooting.

When officers met with the man, he told them he was driving on Renton Avenue South when he noticed a silver Audi A6 following him, police said. After the victim turned onto 57th Avenue South, someone in the Audi opened fire on his vehicle, police said.

The man’s car was only grazed by gunfire.

Gang Unit detectives pulled over a suspect vehicle around 1 this morning near 51st Avenue South and South Pilgrim Street, police said. Police said three people and two handguns were in the car.

Two of the men in the car — age 22 and 23 — were felons and barred from legally possessing firearms. They were arrested for felony weapons violations, and the car was impounded. Officers released the third passenger from the scene.

Detectives are now investigating whether Monday’s drive-by is related to any other recent shootings in the area.

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