SEATTLE — Homicide detectives are investigating after a 16-year-old was killed and a 14-year-old was injured in a shooting early Monday morning on Capitol Hill.
At about 3:00 AM, SPD’s 911 Center received multiple calls of shots fired in the area near 12th Avenue and East Pike Street. Callers also reported observing a white Jeep Cherokee SUV at or near one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone just prior to the shooting.
Callers reported several unidentified people had fired shots into the Jeep. Two injured individuals, presumably the occupants of the Jeep, were transported by private vehicle from the CHOP area. One victim was taken to a meeting point with Seattle Fire Department personnel, who then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. The other victim was taken to Harborview by private vehicle. One of the victims, an unidentified adult 16-year-old male, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. A second victim, a 14-year-old male, remains hospitalized with gunshot injuries. Detectives searched the Jeep for evidence, but it was clear the crime scene had been disturbed.
Detectives responded to the hospital and the crime scene, believed to be on 12th Avenue between East Pike and East Pine Street. This remains an active and on-going investigation.