SPD: Woman injured after bullet shatters car window

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SEATTLE – A woman escaped serious injury early Sunday after a shot was fired into her car on Seattle’s Beacon Hill, missing her but hitting a car window she was next to.

She was rushed to a hospital after believing she was hit, but her cuts were from a window that was shattered in the shooting.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 3000 block of Beacon Avenue South. Seattle Police spokesperson Det. Patrick Michaud said that two men were in a fight when a car stopped nearby so the occupants could watch the fight. Soon after, one of the fighters went to his car, grabbed a gun, and shot at the man he was fighting with.

But that shot missed the intended target. Instead, it hit the back window of the car with the fight watchers. That back window shattered, and Michaud said that a woman in the car was cut by the glass, and she was taken to Harborview for treatment.

Staff at Harborview called 911 not long after the woman arrived, worried that she may have been hit by a bullet. Michaud said that investigators went to the hospital and interviewed the woman and her friends. Further examination determined that the woman had not been shot, but she was kept at Harborview for treatment of the cuts she got from the broken glass.

No arrests have been made, and police have impounded the car that the woman was in. Anyone with information on the fight and shooting is asked to contact the SPD Homicide/Assault Tip Line at 206-233-5000.

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  • Wallus

    Its a small number of idiots creating this violence, they do not “represent” an entire community nor does arresting them constitute “oppression” of an entire community. Stop hugging these jerks Seattle.

  • T Roll King

    Friends don’t let friends drive in some areas of Seattle………… Especially where each street has ‘S (South)’ behind its name………. So, did you enjoy the fight? Was it better than Machida vs. Rockhold?? MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!