Shooting in Belltown, Seattle: 2 Dead, 1 Injured


Seattle Shooting

SEATTLE — Two people were killed and another injured early Thursday in a shooting in Belltown neighborhood, police said.

 

 

Seattle police officers responded to reports of shots fired near Fifth Avenue and Battery Street about 12:30 a.m. They found three people with gunshot wounds. Two of them died at the scene, police said.

 

 

 

Witnesses told officers that two groups of people “were in a disturbance” just before shots rang out, then people fled the scene, police said.

 

The third victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

 

The scene was cleared, and roadways reopened by 6 a.m. Thursday.

 

Detectives are working with witnesses to identify a suspect. Anyone with any kind of information should contact the Seattle Police Department’s tipline by calling at 206-233-5000.

 

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