Seattle police have arrested three people — ages 16, 17 and 19 — in connection with recent drive-by shootings in southeast Seattle.
The shootings occurred in the last weeks of 2014. One of the shootings occurred about 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at a house in the 7700 block of 46th Avenue South. The same house was shot at again around 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, said Seattle police spokesman, Detective Drew Fowler.
He said detectives are investigating the possibility that the shootings are gang-related.
Fowler said the police are also investigating whether the suspects may have been involved in a separate incident New Year’s Eve when police fired shots at a car whose occupants were exchanging fire with those in another vehicle. No firm link has been established, he said.
Fowler said the suspects were identified and arrested in a police investigation based on “community assistance, patient observation of suspects, inherent knowledge patrol officers have of the community and certain people in it, vehicle descriptions involved in the shootings, and evidence collected at shooting scenes.”
After prosecutors issued arrest warrants for the three suspects, one was arrested Thursday in Seattle and another was arrested the same day outside of the city. The third was arrested in Seattle Friday night.
After interviewing the suspects, detectives booked the two juveniles into the Youth Services Center and the 19-year-old into King County Jail for investigation of the drive-by shootings.