Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 50-year-old man in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood early Thursday, one of three shootings reported in the city between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Multiple 911 callers reported hearing several gunshots near Second Avenue and Vine Street shortly after 1 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department.
When police arrived, they found the victim in the 2600 block of Second Avenue. He had suffered a chest wound from gunfire.
Police and firefighters attempted lifesaving measures, but were unsuccessful. The man was declared dead at the scene.
Earlier Wednesday evening, a 49-year-old man was shot in the hip downtown near Sixth Avenue and Cherry Street. Police were called to the scene about 6 p.m. and the man was hospitalized in stable condition. Seattle police said the victim did not provide any information about the shooting or describe any suspects, and officers did not find a crime scene.
Also, a 21-year-old man was shot in the Chinatown International District about 11:30 p.m. Police were called to Seventh Avenue and Dearborn Street and found the man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Police said the victim and witnesses provided “limited details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.”
Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to call the Seattle police Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.