Police: Drive-by Shooting Targets Upper Rainier Beach Mom, Baby

RAINIER BEACH – Seattle Police Department (SPD) says there were no injuries early Sunday when a mom and baby were targeted in a drive-by shooting in upper Rainier Beach.

SPD spokesperson Detective Renee Witt said it was shortly before 1 a.m. when two cars pulled up in front of a home in the 5100 block of South Augusta Street. One man got out and, after knocking on the front door, fired a shotgun into it.

Inside, a woman fled into a back bedroom with her baby upon hearing the knock. There were no injuries and the vehicles fled the scene.

“Officers quickly arrived in the area and stopped two vehicles a short distance from the residence,” wrote Witt. “The suspect was arrested from one of the vehicles [and] the vehicle was impounded to the processing room for a warrant to be served, as it is believed the shotgun is inside the vehicle. There was one spent casing and one unspent casing recovered from the scene.”

According to police, the victim and another woman had argued in front of the home about an hour before the shooting.

The 23-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail.

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