Crime, Transportation

Police: Back-to-Back Shoot-Outs in Rainier Valley Sunday Night

RAINIER VALLEY – According to Seattle Police Department (SPD), there were no injuries or arrests in back-to-back shoot-outs Sunday evening in the Rainier Valley.

The first incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of 32nd Avenue South near South Dawson Street and MLK Jr. Way in Columbia City. Several neighbors called 911 to report shots fired in the area and said that two vehicles were involved.

“Officers in the nearby area also heard the shots and arrived in the area as the call was being dispatched,” wrote SPD spokesperson Renee Witt.

Witnesses said a light blue car that may have been a Honda was traveling eastbound on South Dawson Street followed by a tan car, possibly an Acura or a Honda Accord. As the vehicles turned southbound on 32nd Avenue South, one or more of the suspects from the tan car began shooting at the light blue one, shattering the rear window.

“Both of the vehicles were last seen southbound on 32nd Avenue South,” said Witt.”No one was injured.”

About 45 minutes later and two miles south in the Dunlap neighborhood, two men in a white truck were driving eastbound in the 4600 block of South Holden at 48th Avenue South when one or more suspects in a black Mercedes began shooting at them.

“The victim and his friend turned and fled westbound on South Holden while returning fire as the black Mercedes fled westbound,” wrote Witt.

She added that the incidents may be related and that the Gang Unit is investigating.