Seattle Police Investigate Shooting In Chinatown-International District
July 10, 2018
(SEATTLE, WA.) – Seattle Police are investigating the shooting of a man in the city’s Chinatown-International District.
Police say a man approached a King County Deputy in the District and revealed a gunshot wound in his forearm.
“The 50-year-old victim told officers he was in the 500 block of South Jackson Street Sunday around 8 pm. when he was approached by a known person who shot him in the arm,” said an SPD statement. “The victim said that he may not have been the intended target because the shooter had been in an argument with another person who he had been standing near.”
Officers searched the neighborhood but think the suspect drove away from the area, possibly in a silver Honda Civic. Seattle Fire Department medics treated the victim’s non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation.
Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to February South Park Homicide
In an unrelated incident, Seattle Police officers arrested on Saturday, July 7th a 27-year-old man in the South Park neighborhood for investigation of murder.
“The suspect was arrested for the February 7th shooting that left the victim critically injured. Days after the shooting the victim died from his injuries,” said a police statement. “Following his arrest, the suspect was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail.”
Police say this remains an active investigation.