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Kimberly Robinson
A Seattle Police Detective examines the scene of a shooting following some kind of altercation on Alki Beach on Tuesday night just after 9pm. Red lights indicate shell casings on the street.

Shooting on Alki; Scanner traffic said suspect escaped in grey Mercury Marquis

A young man in his 20's was shot multiple times suffering life threatening injuries according to people near the scene on Alki Beach at 61st and Alki Ave SW Tuesdsay night. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Earlier reports that he had died at the scene were inaccurate.

The area was cordoned off by police as the investigation into the incident began.

Traffic was stopped in the area.

According to scanner traffic the suspect was believed to be driving a grey 2000 Mercury Marquis License number AZH9846. The vehicle was described by police on scanner as a "low rider" style vehicle. Last seen going across West Seattle Bridge eastbound around 9:15pm.

Seattle Police say officially that "It is believed that the suspect or suspects responsible fled in a vehicle, but the suspect’s physical description or make/model of vehicle has not been verified yet. Detectives are interviewing any potential witnesses at this time."

Mark Jamieson of the Seattle Police said the incident began when a group of approximately 40 young people on the Alki Beach promenade got into some kind of altercation. One young man was shot.

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