Police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery and shooting that left two people injured in the Chinatown-International District on Saturday afternoon, according to Seattle police.

The incident began with reports of gunfire at 12:15 p.m. at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police arrived to find a woman and man, both shot in their legs.

Police administered first aid, including applying a tourniquet, until Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and took over their care.

Medics took the woman, 28, and man, 41, to Harborview Medical Center, where they were in satisfactory condition Saturday evening, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Police said they learned the man was shot during the robbery. The woman — who was not involved in the robbery — had just been walking by when she was shot, according to police. She was carrying her child, who was not harmed.

According to police, witnesses gave officers a description of a male suspect and a female suspected accomplice they saw leave the area. Police said they soon found them in a vehicle at a gas station at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street.


During a standoff, the woman willingly exited the car, but the man refused to get out. Police surrounded the vehicle and a SWAT team arrived. Around 2:45 p.m., the man emerged with his hands up and was taken into custody. Police recovered a firearm in the car.

Detectives booked the man, 28, into King County Jail, for investigation of robbery and assault in the first degree, and the woman, 27, for robbery in the first degree.

The man, officers learned, also had a warrant out for his arrest for escaping community custody imposed for a previous robbery conviction.

Staff photographer Bettina Hansen and staff reporter Lynda V. Mapes contributed to this report.