Seattle police officers are investigating two separate shootings Sunday night and Monday morning, which injured a total of five people in North Seattle and downtown.
Three men were injured by gunfire in an apparent drive-by shooting at Aurora Avenue North and North 117th Street in North Seattle, near the parking lot of a Home Depot, the Seattle Police Department said Sunday evening. The victims could not describe the suspects to officers but said they left in a black car, SPD said in an online post.
Witnesses reported the shooting around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The three people suffered gunshot wounds to their legs, according to Detective Patrick Michaud, an SPD spokesperson. He described the injuries as not life-threatening. He said that the suspect or suspects fled by vehicle.
All three of the victims were men in their mid-30s or -40s and were in stable condition, according to David Cuerpo, a spokesperson for the Seattle Fire Department. Aid crews took the men to Harborview Medical Center, he said.
On Monday morning, two other men were injured in an apparently unrelated shooting at Western Avenue and Marion Street at about 6:55 a.m. The men were both 36 years old. One had a gunshot wound to the hand and leg, and the other walked into Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his face.
Neither man provided information about the shooting to officers. Police said they found a handgun, shell casings and an unfired round and are searching for surveillance video or witnesses.
Anyone with information about either case is asked to call the department’s tip line at 206-233-5000.