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December 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Two men were shot while they were sitting inside a parked car early this morning in Pioneer Square, according to Seattle police.
Seattle Fire Department medics said the two victims, in serious condition, were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Police said the shooting happened about 2 a.m. near South Washington Street and Occidental Avenue South.
Officers searched but did not locate the suspected shooter, police said. Detectives from the Homicide and Assault Unit are investigating.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Seattle police.
March 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM
The Chronicle, Centralia
The Centralia man who accidentally fired his handgun last February in a shopping center parking lot, shooting himself in the hand and his wife in the leg, will face reckless endangerment charges, according to Chehalis police.
Mark Solomon, 40, and his 35-year-old wife, went to the Sunbird Shopping Center on Feb 27 so he could buy a new holster for his 9 mm semiautomatic Kel Tec handgun, according to Chehalis police.
After buying the holster, the couple returned to the parking lot. Solomon’s wife was sitting in the car and he was standing next to it when he attempted to put the handgun in a holster. The gun fired and the bullet traveled through his hand and into his wife’s thigh.
The bullet shattered her femur, which required surgery and placement of a metal plate in her leg, Solomon had earlier told The Chronicle.
Solomon was referred for reckless endangerment and received a summons through Chehalis Municipal Court earlier this month, said Chehalis police Sgt. Gary Wilson.
“It was an accident, and really, really stupid,” Solomon said.
January 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM
Hip hop artist and Internet personality Frederick Eugene Buhl died Saturday in Renton, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.
On a Facebook post, Buhl’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, said his son was 22 years old.
The younger Buhl went by the name Freddy E. He was best known for his Internet program Jerk TV, which featured humorous and profane segments, often with a moral or cautionary message.
“Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his,” Buhl’s father said in his post.
Nick Fletcher, of the medical examiner’s office, said an autopsy will be performed Monday.
The last messages on Freddy E’s Twitter account express despair and heartbreak. “If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home …” He told his parents he loved them. The final message: “I’m sorry.”
Members of Buhl’s family gathered Sunday at their church, First AME in Seattle.
April 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
A fight in Kent gave way to gunshots Saturday afternoon, leaving one man seriously wounded, according to Kent police.
Police were dispatched just before 3:30 p.m. to the 20800 block of 109 Lane SE, according to a police news release. Upon arriving, officers found a Kent man, in his 20s, who had been shot and seriously wounded.
Paramedics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. No word on his condition was available Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Working from witness accounts, police believe several people had been involved earlier in some kind of physical fight. As the fight started to break up and people began to disperse, several gunshots rang out.
Kent police said three men in their late teens or twenties were seen fleeing the area afterward.
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