Innocent bystander shot in Seattle's Rainier Valley

KING 5's Heather Graf reports.

SEATTLE -- An innocent bystander was injured in a drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood Monday afternoon.

It happened at about 1:45 p.m. in front of a business in the 10300 block of 51st Avenue South.

Seattle Police say people in two cars were shooting at each other when one of the bullets went into a third car and hit the driver.

Police do not believe the man who was shot was involved in the incident.

As Seattle Police search for the gunman, neighbors in the area wonder how much more they can take when it comes to gun violence in their community.

"It's just the norm now," said Renae Gaines.  "And it is of grave concern to the neighbors, the schools, and the community, and I think we all feel overwhelmed because no one knows what the solution is."

Gaines teaches at a school nearby and came to the shooting scene on Monday because she was worried one of her students could be involved.

"Every time I hear about a shooting, I wonder if I know the victim," she said.  "I was praying it wasn't one of my students or one of my nephews."

The victim, a man in his 30s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center.  Police said the bullet grazed his head.

Police said the SPD gang unit was investigating and detectives were following up on leads.  As of Monday evening, no arrests had been made.

Copyright 2016 KING


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment