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July 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Bank guard, 2nd man involved in shooting both improving

A bank security guard and a second man wounded Thursday in Seattle have improved to serious condition. Harborview Medical Center says both remain in intensive care Friday. They were in critical condition when they were admitted. Police are still trying to sort out whether it was an attempted robbery or something else that led to the…


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May 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

SPD investigating two overnight shooting incidents

Seattle police are investigating reports of gunfire in the Central Area and in the University District last night and early this morning. Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said that officers were first called to the area of 23rd Avenue South and South Judkins Street just after 11:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that someone opened fire from the passenger…


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April 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Fatal shooting is Seattle neighborhood’s third in a week

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, a day after another man was fatally shot in the same area. This is the third deadly shooting in the Leschi and Central Area neighborhoods this week. Police say they don’t know if the shootings are related and they are not ruling out…


Comments | Topics: Central Area, homicide, Leschi

January 22, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Man critically wounded in Seattle shooting

Update at 10:13 a.m.:| A man was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center early this morning after being shot in the First Hill neighborhood. Police and medics were called to the 800 block of 16th Avenue at 2 a.m. for a report of a gunshot. Officers found a man lying in the street, said police spokeswoman Renee…


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January 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Man wounded in Central Area drive-by shooting

A man driving in Seattle’s Central Area was shot in the wrist early today by someone in another vehicle, police reported. The shooting took place sometime before 2:30 a.m., when the 21-year-old gunshot victim showed up at Harborview Medical Center. His wound was not considered life-threatening, police said. The man later told police he’d been driving with his…


Comments | Topics: Central Area, drive-by shooting, Seattle Police Department

May 9, 2013 at 8:44 AM

A stretch of 19th Avenue could be renamed in honor of Rev. Samuel McKinney

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”,-122.307143&spn=0.011571,0.012875&z=15&output=embed” width=”300″ height=”450″ scrolling=”” /] The city of Seattle is taking public comments on plans to rename a seven-block portion of 19th Avenue in honor of Rev. Samuel McKinney, the local civil-rights leader who for 40 years served as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Central Area. Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Central Area, Rev. Samuel McKinney, Seattle streets

February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Man beaten, robbed at gunpoint in Central Area

A man walking in Seattle’s Central Area early Sunday was knocked to the ground by two men, one with a shotgun, police said. The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. near the 2200 block of East Olive Street. Police said the man told them that the two men stood over him, first pointing the shotgun at his face then striking him…


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September 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

House riddled with gunfire in Central Area; shots fired in two other incidents

A house in Seattle’s Central Area was riddled with bullets early this morning, one of two incidents of gunfire in the area overnight, according to Seattle police. No one was injured and no one was arrested in any of the incidents. About 3 a.m. today, officers were called to a home in the 700 block of 20th…


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September 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Shots fired in Central Area

Seattle police are trying to determine if a man who turned up with a gunshot wound at Harborview Medical Center late last night is connected to gunfire heard earlier in Seattle’s Central Area. At about 11:15 p.m., police responded to a number of reports of gunshots in the 1800 block of East Howell Street where a…


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