Man dies in CD drive-by shooting, suspects at large

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 30 at 1:36 PM

SEATTLE -- Police confirmed Saturday that the 19-year-old victim in a drive-by shooting in Seattle's Central District last night died.

Seattle police are searching for a silver sedan.

Around 7:30 p.m., police officers responded to 911 calls of a shooting in the 2500 block of South Norman Street. Preliminary reports indicate the victim was shot while he sat in a vehicle parked in front of a residence.

"I was serving dinner around seven o'clock, so around that time, I heard several shots, like 'pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,' and I knew it was guns," one woman told KING 5.

She was visiting a home in the area when she heard the gunshots.  When she ran to the street, she saw the victim slumped over near the passenger's side door of a car about a block away.

Police say the shooter walked up to the victim and some of his friends, who were hanging out in front of a house on Norman Street, and started shooting.

Then, it's believed, he ran to a waiting car and fled the scene.  Police say it appears there were other suspects in the vehicle, but it's unknown how many.

The vehicle is described as a light-colored Mercedes-Benz, possibly silver or gray.  

The primary suspect is described by police as a black male, thin build, 5'11" tall with dreadlocks or braids in his hair. He was reportedly wearing a ski mask.

Neighbors say the home where the shooting took place is where the victim of last December's deadly shooting at The Munchbar in Bellevue once lived.

It was Christmas Eve 2012, when a chaotic scene erupted inside the nightclub.  Deshawn Milliken was shot several times, and did not survive.

KING 5 has confirmed through property and voting records that Deshawn Milliken did live on Norman Street, and some of his relatives still live there.

Late Friday evening, KING 5 spokes to Milliken's mother, who said she was with the victim's family at Harborview Medical Center, where he'd just passed away.

Police confirmed Saturday that the 19-year-old victim died of his injuries

They are urging anyone with information about the shooting to call Seattle Police immediately.  It's not yet known whether the victim and suspect knew each other, but police say it does not appear to be a random act.

KING 5's Heather Graf contributed to this report.


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