Seattle Times staff reporter Lornet Turnbull
Two people were shot tonight in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South, and police say one of them sustained life-threatening injuries.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said police were summoned to the parking lot of a Subway restaurant shortly before 10 p.m., where a man and a woman had both been shot.
The woman had collapsed, and the man ran across the street to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant where he, too, collapsed, Jamieson said.
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Jamieson said the woman had life-threatening injuries and the man had non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where, Jamieson said, as far as he knew, the woman was in surgery.
Police are still looking for the shooter, a man who they believe fled the scene on foot. Jamieson said canine units had searched the area earlier but had not found anything.
Police have cordoned off about two blocks in that section of Rainier Avenue South and expect to keep them closed as they await the arrival of crime scene investigators.
Jay Boiselle, who said he used to work as a paramedic, and who was at the scene, said the female victim had a gunshot wound to the chest. He said when he arrived medics were working on the female victim.
Boiselle said he had just moved his Taekwondo studio from the Magnolia neighborhood to its new location in South Seattle. Today was the first day of class.