Man killed in shooting near Seattle's Rainier Playfield, the second in a week

KING 5's Chris Daniels reports.

A homicide investigation is underway in south Seattle after someone fired shots into a crowd at a park in the Rainier Valley Friday night, killing a man.  The shooting happened one block from where another shooting occurred last weekend.

Seattle Police Department spokesperson Mark Jamieson said just after 7 p.m. Friday, a group had gathered around a memorial for a shooting victim who died on Sunday.  A car, and possibly a second, arrived at the scene and fired shots into the crowd.

Police said a man in his 20s was hit by gunfire.  Seattle medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center, where the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.

A second man was also struck by gunfire and was transported to Harborview by an acquaintance. He was being interviewed by police.

Crime Scene Investigators were processing the scene, and the area remains an active homicide investigation. 

Police say Friday's shooting happened along S. Oregon St. where a shooting occurred last Sunday. Someone drove by and opened fire at a group of people, striking and killing a 32-year-old man. The memorial held Friday was for victim in Sunday's shooting.

Seattle police were investigating a possible connection in the shootings.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Seattle Police.

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