Shots Fired In South Seattle, Gunman Arrested

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee July 14, 2011

Police have two teens in custody following a shooting in South Seattle Thursday evening.

Around 8:45 p.m., police received reports of gunfire at 54th Ave S and S Roxbury, about a block away from where a 19-year-old pregnant woman was fatally shot and three others were wounded Wednesday evening.

Gang detectives—who, along with SWAT units, had been put on citywide emphasis patrols following Wednesday's shooting, according to police sources—and patrol units quickly arrived on scene, and took a suspect into custody.

Police weren't able to find a victim at the scene, and believed the person targeted in the shooting had fled in a vehicle.

Following the incident, police were searching for a blue Dodge Magnum, similar to one seen at the scene of Wednesday's fatal shooting. It appears the suspect in the previous shooting may have returned to the scene Thursday night, where at least one person opened fire on the vehicle.

Officers were checking area hospitals in attempts to find a victim.

Update from SPD:

On July 14th at approximately 8:43 p.m. uniformed patrol and plainclothes units were working the area of a vigil for the multiple-victims of last nights shooting/homicide in the 9600 block of 54th Avenue South.  Officers saw a two-tone blue and silver Dodge Magnum station wagon with chrome wheels turn eastbound onto South Roxbury Street from northbound 54th Avenue South.  The juvenile male suspect and another juvenile male were near the southeast corner of the intersection. 

As the car turned the corner the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired one round into the Dodge’s passenger side.  The vehicle sped off eastbound on South Roxbury Street and remains at large.

The suspect and the subject with him both took off running in different directions.  Officers immediately pursued the two males on foot and quickly apprehended both of them. 

The 17-year-old male suspect was booked into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Assault. 

The other subject, a 15-year-old male, was interviewed by Gang Unit detectives and released to his parents pending further investigation.

Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the subject(s) who were in the Dodge Magnum, or the whereabouts of the Dodge Magnum, is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide tip line at (206) 233-5000.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

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