At approximately 11:20 p.m. on April 1st, 2013 officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2900 block of SW Charleston Street. Upon arrival officers discovered a 27-year-old male victim on the ground with several gunshot wounds to the torso. It is unknown at this time what preceeded the shooting.
SLIDESHOW: Two young men shot multiple times in West Seattle; One in critical condition, 2nd one stable
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By Patrick Robinson and David Rosen
An update to the Monday night shooting is available here.
Seattle Fire Department medics transported a 27 year old male from SW Charleston/SW Avalon Street to Harborview Medical Center shortly after 11:30 pm with multiple gunshot wounds. They reported that the patient was critical with ongoing CPR. A suspect was being sought. Charleston Street was blocked off as the scene was being investigated. Two male suspects were seen running westbound on SW Charleston Street and then northbound into an alley. They fled the scene in a light-colored vehicle and remain at large.
Later in the 5600 block of Delridge Way another shooting took place, and a second 19 year old was hit multiple times in the arm, leg and torso. He too was transported to Harborview.
Police at the scene speculated that the shootings were connected but this has not been confirmed.
Police are seeking access to potential footage from security cameras mounted on the British Auto Center on Avalon Way.The owner was contacted and was on his way at last report.
More details as they become available.
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