Medics took both men to Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds, police said. The incident remains under investigation.
Two men have been hospitalized after a shooting in Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, including one victim who police said fled the scene in a car that crashed a few blocks away.
Shortly after 2:15 p.m., police said, two men fired at each other in a parking lot near Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street.
Officers found one of the men at the scene with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said in a blotter post.
Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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Investigators believe the second gunman fled in a Toyota sedan with two other men, speeding south on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The Toyota crashed into a utility pole and two passengers fled, police said, leaving one man inside with life-threatening injuries, including a gunshot wound.
Medics also took that man to Harborview.
Two people who bailed out of the crashed Toyota were “found pretty quick” in separate locations and are being interviewed by gang-unit detectives, who are leading the investigation, said Det. Patrick Michaud, a police spokesman.
“We’re pretty confident the two are connected, just by time and proximity,” he said.
Michaud said the green Toyota was “spot on” with witness descriptions of the vehicle seen driving away after the shooting at King Plaza, three blocks to the north.
Blood stains were visible on the back seat of the Toyota, which came to rest on the driver’s side. The back window was missing and glass and debris littered the pavement.
Michaud couldn’t say whether any weapons had been recovered, nor could he provide ages of the wounded men.