A man and a woman were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lake City late Sunday evening, according to Seattle police.

Officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the 11500 block of 31st Avenue Northeast just before midnight, according to a news release Monday morning from Seattle police.

Witnesses were helping a man and woman who had been shot and were lying on the ground when authorities arrived at the scene, Seattle police said. The two were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

In an initial statement Monday, police said the man’s injuries were possibly life threatening. 

The victims were sitting in their car when they were shot by a person or persons who opened fire from a dark-colored sedan, according to police.

The Lake City shooting was one of several instances of gun violence in Seattle and King County this weekend.


On Friday night, a 39-year-old man was shot at a home in Rainier Beach and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his legs and hand, police said.

Another man, 23, was shot in the shoulder in South Lake Union on Saturday night, after getting caught in a fight a few blocks from Denny Park. No one has been arrested in connection with any of the three shootings, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle Police Department’s violent crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.