One person dead in early morning shooting in Chinatown International District – KIRO 7 News Seattle


SEATTLE — Seattle detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in the Chinatown International District neighborhood Sunday morning.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., 911 received a report of a shooting in the 500 block of 8th Avenue South.

Police officers arrived at the scene and found a 35-year-old man lying with a gunshot wound.

Officers rendered aid until the Seattle Fire Department arrived. However, despite their efforts, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

KIRO 7 spoke to neighboring businesses who saw investigators in the hours after the incident. Derek O'Brien of Table Top Village says CID is a great place, but it's heartbreaking to hear about gun violence.

“It's unfortunate. Especially for a store like ours because we care so much about kids,” O'Brien said.

Many of the people behind the camera echoed this sentiment with our crew on the scene. Some feel gun violence in Seattle is only getting worse, but others, like O'Brien, believe it will take a collective effort to truly tackle the issue.

“I don't think you can completely seize it, right? But we can do some things to make it safer and make things more accessible for people to feel safe going somewhere, right?” O'Brien said.

The reason behind the shooting is not yet known. Homicide Unit detectives are trying to determine what happened.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Seattle Police Department's violent crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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