Seattle Shooting Today – At the junction of 8th Avenue Northwest and Northwest Market Street in Seattle’s Ballard district on Monday morning, dozens of policemen from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) gathered. The intersection has been partially sealed off by police, and other streets are restricted. Almost a block northeast of Gilman Playground is the area. Many SPD patrol cars can be seen in the junction in photos taken at the incident.
Police respond to shooting report
At the scene, some police officers can be seen donning helmets and bulletproof vests. At this time, it is unclear why there are so many police officers in the neighborhood. Although there have been reports of bullets being fired in the vicinity, there isn’t enough information to verify these allegations.
One route of the King County Metro bus system has been impacted by police activities. Queen County Route 44 has been redirected off of Northwest Market Street between 3rd Avenue and 8th Avenue Northwest, according to a tweet from Metro. Instead, Route 44 will use Northwest 65th Street, 3rd Avenue Northwest, and 8th Avenue Northwest, according to Metro.
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According to the officials, a guy was shot in the middle of downtown Seattle on Friday afternoon. At around 2:34 p.m., the Seattle Police Department (SPD) tweeted that officers are on the “scene of a shooting” at the intersection of Pike Street and 2nd Avenue.
The public was requested to avoid the area at the request of the police. After discovering the victim with gunshot wounds, the officers took immediate action to save their lives. According to the Seattle Fire Department, firefighters treated a male around 37 years old “who is in stable condition.” According to the personnel, he was transported to the Harborview Medical Center. Officers from the SPD eventually found a person who matched the description of the offender near the intersection of 8th Avenue and Stewart Street.
The man, who was 40 years old, was taken into custody by the police, and a revolver was found on him. He was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm as well as felony assault when he was booked into the King County Jail. According to the SPD, there is no threat to the general population.
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