1 killed in Belltown apartment shooting

SSPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGSEATTLE — Police officers arrested one man soon after a Belltown apartment shooting that killed a man Thursday morning.

Around 10 a.m., Seattle police were called to reports of a shooting at an apartment building in the 1400 block of 3rd Avenue. Upon arrival, they found a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was unresponsive and transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries.

Witnesses at the scene told police the victim and a man in his 30s were arguing in the hallway prior to the shooting. The suspect was immediately apprehended by police and taken to the King County Jail for investigation of assault, police said.

Seattle police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

3 comments

  • Ronald Holden

    Where'd you guys get the weird idea that the 1400 block of Third Avenue (3rd & Union) is BELLTOWN? It's not, not under even the most casual definition of neighborhood boundaries. Belltown is a welcoming, vibrant and SAFE neighborhood, headline writers please take note.

  • Marz Watchman

    If you subscribe to the crime alert apps for your cell phone you will see what the retail core downtown represents. Assault, robbery, theft, car prowls, needle freaks and crack heads as far as the eye can see with an occasional arrest. The crime committed / reported to arrest ratio isn't good.

    Spend one day with me at work a block away from this particular crime scene and you can see for yourself. As I write this I learn of a security guard getting cut at the Bartell Drug across the street from the very crime scene in this article. Probably by someone desperate for the illegal drugs easily available in that area. They steal and fence it on Pike and 2nd to a dealer. All day….everyday.

    You need to get these idiots back in their cages for more than a few days. The real residents (taxpayers) living and working in that area deserve a little better. The big game is over and it's time get back to work and provide an urban environment that doesn't feel like your trapped in a combination mental hospital / maximum security prison with no orderlies or guards in sight.

    Wake up and smell the coffee you all boast about.

  • Justin R

    I was wondering the same thing Ron, I was about to post this story on MyBelltown.com then I saw it was actually a block from my office downtown. Of course this is FOX news so…..

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