The shooting comes less than a day after the Seattle police chief said detectives were “working around the clock” to investigate a recent spate of violence.
Less than a day after Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said her detectives were “working around the clock” to investigate a recent spate of shootings, another shooting in Belltown early Friday injured a man, police said.
The 27-year-old man was wounded after being involved in a fight, police said.
Police responded to gunfire about 1:40 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street and found the victim on the sidewalk.
Police said the man suffered grazing gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. A Harborview spokeswoman said the man was going to be OK and was listed in satisfactory condition.
Officers heard conflicting reports from witnesses about what happened, but believe the man was chased and shot in a parking lot after getting in a fight in front of a nightclub in the 2200 block of First Avenue.
Detectives are working to identify the suspect and whether the shooting was connected to other recent shootings in Seattle.
The shooting follows at least three others across Seattle — from the University District to Columbia City to a bakery on Rainier Avenue South — that since Wednesday have left four people injured and a woman dead.
“We are outraged by the gun violence, and neither our department nor our community will tolerate it,” O’Toole said in a statement issued Thursday.
Shortly after, a 43-year-old man Thursday was stabbed in the neck in Rainier Valley, and police were asking for help to find a 36-year-old suspect who knew the victim.
Police have not said whether any of the incidents may be connected.