RAINIER BEACH – Shots once again rang out Wednesday evening in a notoriously violent area of the Rainier Valley.
Police and paramedics were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Fisher Place just before 8:30 p.m. after getting a call of shots fired. When they arrived on scene, they found a man in his 30s with multiple gunshot wounds.
The man was given CPR and taken to a local hospital, according to Seattle Fire Department.spokesman Kyle Moore. His condition is unknown.
It’s also unclear if police have made any arrests.
This is far from the first time violence has touched the neighborhood.
It was just last Saturday that a man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg in the 9100 block of Rainier Avenue South, which is less than a block away from Wednesday’s crime scene.
On February 21, two men were shot and killed outside of a restaurant in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South. On January 26, a 15-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were both shot in the 9100 block of Rainier Avenue South. On January 3, two more people were shot outside of a Subway sandwich shop in the 9300 block of Rainier Avenue South. Last September, a man in his 20s was shot in the leg at outside of a Safeway in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South.
In October, 2010, a 17-year-old boy was shot and critically injured just two blocks away from the Safeway at a bus stop at Rainier Avenue South and Cloverdale.