SEATTLE - Police continued to search Sunday for suspect in the fatal shooting of a teen in the Central District of Seattle.
A 19-year-old man was the victim of a drive-by shooting outside a home. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Concerned neighbors say the shooting is yet another incident in their area.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” said Kendall Murphy, a neighbor.
“It’s just getting closer and closer to home and now it’s two doors down,” she said.
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 home.
Witnesses heard at least 16 shots fired.
“They had been waiting for him, they had been driving around prior to it, a group of them,” said James, a neighbor.
Crime Scene investigators combed the area Saturday looking for clues as friends and family visited the home.
“They’ve had a hard going recently,” said Wakil Allah, who lives in the area.
“Three months ago with what happened at Munchbar,” said James.
The house where the 19-year-old was shot is where 30-year-old Deshawn Milliken used to live. He was shot and killed on Christmas Eve inside Bellevue’s Munchbar, a nightclub.
Deshawn’s sister is also the mother of the victim’s one-year-old son.
While police aren’t sure if the shootings are connected, they don’t think this latest one is random.
Neighbors are hopeful the violence will stop.
“I just hope this is the worst of it. I hope it ends here,” said James.
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.
Police urge anyone with information about the shooting to call Seattle Police. It's not yet known whether the victim and suspect knew each other.