Seattle police are investigating the shooting of a man and woman near Benefit Playground in Beacon Hill this evening.
Witnesses told police that the two victims were arguing with a man earlier tonight, and the suspect open fired on them near the corner of Cambridge Street and 38th Avenue South. One of the victims sustained a life-threatening injury to the chest; the other was shot in the buttocks, according to police.
Officers responded to the report around 7 p.m., but the two victims had already headed to Harborview Medical Center.
The shooter has not been arrested. Witnesses described him as a 6-foot tall, black male wearing a black jacket with white lettering on the back. He is believed to be driving a tan sedan.
Witnesses said the shooting interrupted a National Night Out Against Crime party at the park. People dropped their food and scrambled for cover, witnesses told KIRO-TV.
“They were screaming and running in every direction–they were very scared. Some of them falling down the hill here, trying to get out of the park. It was complete chaos,” said Rick McWhorter, who lives near the park.
Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call 206- 233-5000.