Three dead in four Seattle shootings this week


by KING 5 News

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 26 at 5:25 PM

SEATTLE -- Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal shooting in Seattle's Central District Friday night. 

Norman Owes  says he heard the gunshots and found a man in the street at 28th Ave South and South Charles Street.

"He was unconscious when I got up to him … I said stay up stay up,” he said.

Nothing could be done to save his life.

"That had to be his last breath,” said Owes.
The shooting Friday night was just a few blocks away from another fatal shooting the night before at 28th and Lane.

“It is just a tragedy we are losing so many of our youth to this type of violence,” said Owes.

In just the past week Seattle Police report four separate shootings in the Central District that have left three people dead and put another man in the hospital.

Investigators say there is nothing linking the crimes but that hasn't been ruled out.

"It is heartbreaking, it is, it just shouldn't happen,” said Dan Sanchez.

Sanchez is with the East Precinct Advisory Council, which advocates for safer streets.
Just this week they met with police to discuss the recent gun violence.

"Right after we had a meeting you know it happened again just right down the street. I just live up a couple blocks from here,” said Sanchez.

Saturday’s shooting was just outside of Norman Owes’ house so he left flowers on the street for a man he never knew.

"If it had just been a fist fight you can heal from the bruises like that but you can't give back a life you can't give somebody back their life if it is taken like that,” he said.