SEATTLE: Pioneer Square Shooting Leaves Man Seriously Injured, Pedestrians on Edge

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One bullet actually struck a window at Smith Tower. Luckily nobody inside was hurt.

SEATTLE — There were some scary moments in downtown Seattle when police say a gunman opened fire at 2nd Avenue and Yesler Way.smith-tower-postcard

“They chased the man who they believe had shot our victim but they were unable to catch him or keep up with him. They lost him a few blocks away.”

— Detective Patrick Michaud

One man was shot and was rushed to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened just prior to a meeting with city leaders who are working to tackle crime that has plagued Pioneer Square.

Police responded just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning; the shooting happened when the sidewalk was filled with people heading to work. Read the rest of this entry »


Seattle Times Reports: Arrests, Two Shootings in Post Super Bowl Celebrations

Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

It’s not a party unless someone goes to the hospital

Looks like I spoke too soon.

  reports:

Seahawks fans in Pioneer Square celebrated their team’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory against the Denver Broncos on Sunday…

Two men were shot and wounded near the massive celebration in Pioneer Square. Bottles and rocks were thrown at Seattle police, and the windows of businesses were broken out, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson

“We pushed the crowd south to disperse them. It was effective,” Jamieson said.

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