21-year-old woman pistol-whipped, beaten, robbed by 4 men in Rainier Beach library

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SEATTLE — A 21-year-old woman who was at the scene of a house shooting and spoke to police about it Monday morning was pistol-whipped, beaten and robbed by four men in the Rainier Beach library later in the day, the Seattle police said Tuesday.

The men confronted the woman just before 5:45 p.m. Monday in the lobby of the Rainier Beach library. One of the suspects clubbed the woman with a handgun, police said. The other three suspects joined in, kicking and punching the woman as she fell to the ground.

A library employee saw the attack and began pounding on a lobby window. The suspects then grabbed the woman’s purse and fled, police said.

After receiving a 911 call, officers rushed to the scene but were unable to find the suspects.

The attack at the library came about 14 hours after police contacted the woman at the scene of shooting early Monday morning. In that incident, police believe the woman was present when an argument at a home in the Rainier View neighborhood spiraled into a shooting, which left one man with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

As medics treated the woman for cuts and bruises sustained in the attack at the library, she told officers she had received several threatening messages on Facebook following the shooting. “You better not let us find you,” one message said, according to the woman.

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    This woman is now in jail for assault. Bail is set at $1,000,000. The article would make it seem like there is some sort of witness intimidation, the truth is this woman issued a threat of gun violence and prompted her boyfriend to shoot at the home. Reports say the woman was bragging about drugs and weapons and was insulted when she was called “stupid” and “ignorant” by friends. The 21 year old woman was the guest of an 8 month pregnant woman. There was no party. When the woman’s boyfriend arrived she was walked outside by the pregnant woman. The 21 year old spoke with her boyfriend and his friends, moments later they revealed guns and shot at the Rainier View home. When the shooting began the pregnant woman was still standing at the front door with the door open. Reports show 4 bullet holes through the door and about a dozen more in the house. The shooters and the 21 year old woman fled and didn’t get far before one of the men accidentally discharged their weapon inside of the vehicle critically injuring one of the suspects. The police believe the beating of the 21 year old woman in the library was retaliation for the part she played in the shooting, which endangered five children (ages 3, 4, 7 ,8 and 17) and several adults including a pregnant women.