Seattle police are investigating two non-fatal shootings, only minutes apart, overnight.
At 11:26 p.m. police were called to the 7500 block of 24th Avenue Southwest, in West Seattle, for a report of gunfire.
The 911 caller told dispatchers they had heard possibly five gunshots followed by with screams, according to a police report.
When officers arrived they found a man with a gunshot wound to his ankle. Police said the man refused to tell officers what happened. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Around 11:30 p.m. police were called to the 4200 block of South Court Street, near Mount Baker, on a report of someone who shot at three teens who were riding in a car.
When police arrived they found the 19-year-old driver on the ground, next to the car, bleeding and partially conscious. The two passengers, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, were inside the car hurt after the vehicle had apparently struck a retaining wall.
According to police, the teens’ car struck the wall after as many as five shots were fired from an either teal or tan SUV. Gunfire grazed the driver’s head and injured his hand. The driver crashed the car in the 4200 block of South Court Street; resulting in his two passengers being injured, according to police. No one was critically hurt, police said.
The SUV sped off after the shooting, witnesses told police. No arrests have been made. It’s unclear why the shooting occurred.
Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to dial 911.