Little known as police investigate south Seattle homicide

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(Photo: KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating a homicide early Saturday morning in the International District.

Officers found the shooting victim around 3:00 a.m. near 12th Avenue South and South Main Street.

Police said they found at least 30 bullet casings at the scene. Several vehicles and a business were also damaged by the gunfire.

No further information was immediately available.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray released a statement Saturday afternoon, “For the third time in a week, Seattle has suffered a devastating loss of life as result of guns.”

“Once again, it is members of our East African community who feel the pain of this violence most directly. And once again, we as a city together mourn the loss of one of our young men taken too soon.”

If you know anything, you’re asked to call 9-1-1 or the homicide tip line at 206-233-5000.

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