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December 31, 2014 at 11:34 PM

3 SPD officers open fire in rolling gunfight in South Seattle

UPDATE, 12:30 a.m. | Seattle police say officers responding to a domestic-violence report in South Seattle shot at a car after they came dangerously close to being shot Wednesday night.

Officers were responding to a domestic-violence report in the 4200 block of South Eddy Street around 10:30 p.m. when they heard gunfire outside, Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler said.

The officers went outside and saw a speeding car, followed by another car shooting at the first. The shots were being fired close to the officers, Fowler said.

“The officers were in very real danger,” Fowler said.

Three officers fired at the second car, which fled. The first car stopped after sustaining significant damage. The occupants were interviewed and are cooperating with police, Fowler said.

The three officers who shot at the car will be placed on administrative leave, Fowler said.

It’s unclear whether the incident is related to an earlier fatal shooting in South Seattle, police said.

ORIGINAL POST | No police were injured in what Seattle police reported as an officer-involved shooting at South Eddy Street and 39th Avenue South shortly after 11 p.m.

Officers are searching for a suspect, according to the police department’s Twitter page.

Reporter Paige Cornwell is on her way to the scene. We will add to this post as more information becomes available.

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