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Five People Shot at Community Outreach Event in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Police Department is actively investigating a shooting incident that took place at a community outreach event in the Rainier Valley on Friday night, leaving five people wounded.

According to the police, the shooting occurred shortly before 9:00 p.m. in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found multiple victims and immediately provided life-saving measures until Seattle Fire Department personnel arrived.

Two victims, a male and female both in their 20’s, were transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Two more males, also in their 20’s, were transported to the same hospital in stable condition. A man in his 30’s received treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the shooting began in the parking lot of 9232 Rainier Avenue South. All the victims were in attendance at a community outreach event when the incident occurred. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unclear at this point in time.

The area was secured by patrol officers until the arrival of follow-up units. Detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit, together with members of the Community Violence Task Force, responded to the scene. The Gun Violence Reduction Unit is now leading the investigation.

No suspects have been identified yet. The Seattle Police Department is urging anyone with information related to this incident to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

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