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Man gunned down in drive-by shooting in Rainier Valley on New Year’s Eve

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The scene where a man was gunned down in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in Seattle's Rainier Valley neighborhood. Clothes apparently from the victim remain on the sidewalk. The suspects escaped. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — A man believed to be about 20 years old was fatally shot in Seattle’s Rainier Valley Wednesday night.

Police said that a gunman in an SUV opened fire on the victim at Rainier Avenue South and South Kenyon Street shortly before 8 p.m.

The victim, hit in the chest, collapsed and the SUV sped away from the scene.

Police and Seattle Fire Department medics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Gang unit detectives responded to Harborview before turning the case over to homicide detectives, police said.

Police ask that if you have any information about the incident, call (206) 233-5000 or 911.

 

 

 

 

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3 comments

  • Kit

    People of color killing each again? The demonstrators and protesters need to visit the central area and Rainier Valley because the gangsters haven’t heard the current message. Lives matter.

    • Kit

      People of color killing each other again? The demonstrators and protesters need to visit the central area and Rainier Valley because the gangsters haven’t heard the current message. All lives matter.