SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Police Department is searching for the man responsible for a late night shooting that ended in one person dead and three others wounded.
It happened around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday in the 9600 block of 54th Avenue South. Detective Jeff Kappel said all the victims were either sitting inside parked cars or on the hood of a car at the time.
A black man, described as being about 6’1″ with a stocky build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, approached the area on foot and began firing.
Several people were struck by bullets, including a 19-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old-boy.
Police said the 19 -year-old woman was shot in the head and died at the scene. The victim’s aunt said she was pregnant and just days away from her 20th birthday.
The other three victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old girl and one of the male victims were released; the other remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition.
So far, Seattle police do not have any suspects in custody and were putting together a potential list of witnesses to question.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at (206) 233-5000.