SEATTLE – Police are looking for a shooter or shooters who opened fire Wednesday morning, hitting a man at 2nd Ave and Yesler Way following an apparent fight.
Seattle Police were called to the area near the Smith Tower just after 10:30 a.m. Officers said a man was shot after an apparent fight. Five shots were fired, and the suspect or suspects fled, police said.
The victim collapsed a short distance away from the shooting and was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing two men — both wearing hooded sweatshirts — running from the area following the shooting. Police are now working to identify the two men.
No additional gunfire was reported after the initial incident. A bullet did strike nearby Smith Tower in a window, but didn’t go through, police said.
Traffic in the area was backed up as police investigated.
Investigators are working to determine what lead up to the shooting.