Two hurt in Belltown shooting

Two hurt in Belltown shooting

Credit: Randy Eng

Two hurt in Belltown shooting

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM

SEATTLE - Seattle Police are searching for the person responsible for an early morning shooting in Belltown.

It happened just after 2 a.m. at First Avenue and Denny. Police say a car was at a stoplight when someone walked up to the driver's side and started shooting.

The suspect fired between 7 and 8 shots into the driver's side window. The shots struck the 22-year-old driver in the arms and back. Also struck was a 22-year-old male, who was hit in the chest and hip. The third occupant in the car was not hit.

Medics took the victims to Harborview Medical Center, one with serious injuries.

Police say they have little to go on but the suspect was described as being a black male wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. There was also information that just after the shooting a Jeep or Explorer type SUV was seen speeding away.

Police say at about 3:15 a.m., officers responded to a call of a collision in the 100 Block of 5th Avenue North; about 5 1/2 blocks east of the shooting scene. They found an unoccupied silver Jeep Grand Cherokee on the sidewalk and it appeared that the vehicle had careened into one of the cement Monorail posts. The posts were not damaged, but there was considerable damage to the driver's side of the Jeep.

Officers found a handgun on the passenger floorboard of the Jeep.

Witnesses told officers that four black males got out of the Jeep after the crash and got into a second SUV-type vehicle, which was following the Jeep. The second SUV then sped off northbound.

Police say the gang unit will continue investigating.

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