SEATTLE – One man was killed and three others were shot late Monday night at Alki Beach.
Just before midnight, multiple 911 callers reported a shooting in the 2600 block of Alki Avenue Southwest. When police arrived, a citizen was performing CPR on one of the victims. Officers took over and attempted life-saving measures, but the man was declared deceased at the scene. Two additional victims – a man and a woman – were transported from the scene by ambulance in stable condition. Another male victim was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle.
According to witnesses, two groups got into an argument that escalated and led to the shooting.
“It appears that both groups did not know each other, but that is still under investigation,” said SPD Chief Adrian Diaz. “This has been an extremely deadly month for us. We’ve had more than 220 shootings and shots fired this year alone. We’ve got to figure out ways that we can recover guns off the streets.”