Too close for comfort: gang-related shooting at 137th and Aurora in north Seattle

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Photo courtesy Seattle Police

Gang detectives are handling the investigation following a shooting that occurred Tuesday evening, October 6, 2020 in North Seattle. 

A 25-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The injury is not considered life-threatening.

At approximately 7:50pm, North Precinct officers responded to a reported shooting near North 137th St and Aurora Ave N. 

Officers arrived and located the victim on the sidewalk with a wound to his leg. Officers rendered first aid until Seattle Fire arrived and took over care. The victim was transported to HMC.

Officers located a couple of spent shell casings which were collected and submitted into evidence. According to witnesses, the victim was in a disturbance with several males just prior to the shooting. Following the shooting, the suspects fled the area in a car.

Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.


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