Innocent couple shot driving in Seattle

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Police say a husband and wife who were driving down the street were innocent victims when they were shot in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood Thursday morning.

It happened on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. at S. Charles Street, five blocks east of Judkins Park, around 3:30 a.m.

Seattle police say there were two cars that were facing northbound on MLK Way S. The couple tried to navigate between them in their car and that's when they were shot.

The couple, both 70, was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The husband was listed in serious condition. The wife is expected to be released.

Police say there is a language barrier with the wife that is hindering their efforts to get more information.

There have been no arrests. The only description police had early Thursday was two dark-colored sedans left the scene.

This was just one of several shootings this week, which prompted Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole to write:

"In the last 24 hours, there have been five shooting incidents, leaving one person dead and four others injured. We offer our deepest sympathy to the family of the young woman who died yesterday. Our hearts go out to these victims and their loved ones.

"We are outraged by the gun violence, and neither our department nor our community will tolerate it. We have been working consistently with our federal, state, and county partners, and convened a meeting today to redouble our efforts.

"Our department is working around the clock to investigate these incidents. We stand together with our community to bring those who have brought violence onto our streets to justice."

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