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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 25, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Seattle shooting and car crash land 5 in hospital

Update 1:30 p.m.: Two patients brought to Harborview in connection with Sunday morning’s shooting and car crash were discharged earlier today, the hospital said. One additional patient was admitted with minor injuries and is stable.

Update 1 p.m.: A 25-year-old victim with gunshot wounds to his leg and stomach remains in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, the hospital said Sunday afternoon.

Original post: Five people were taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after a shooting and car crash in the downtown Seattle area.

The Seattle Police reported that witnesses called 911 to report shots fired near Denny Way and Stewart Street. at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. They said that everyone involved had fled, including one in a distinctive orange car.

Washington State Patrol troopers told Seattle officers they were investigating a crash on I-5 at Union Street involving an orange Dodge. Troopers discovered one person in the car had a gunshot wound. Seattle Police officers took a witness to the crash scene and were told that one of the passengers in the car was also a shooter at the original scene.

Officers arrested the 25-year-old suspect and later booked him into King County Jail.

Medics took the 25-year-old wounded man to Harborview Medical Center. Police reported he was in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his leg and stomach. Medics also took four more occupants of the car to Harborview for treatment of non-life threatening injuries suffered in the crash.

The Traffic Collision Investigations squad is investigating the crash, and Gang Unit detectives are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide/Assault tip line at (206)233-5000.

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