Man fatally shot in Central District; fourth shooting in one week

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SEATTLE - Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation after a man was fatally shot in the Central District late Friday night.

Police said just before 11 p.m. officers responded to several reports of shots fired near 28th Avenue and South Charles Street.

When officers arrived, they saw a man lying on the street.

Police said the man was not breathing and had gunshot wounds on his body.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, but died from his injuries.

Witnesses told police that they heard several vehicles leaving the area after the shooting.

Detectives do not have a suspect description.

Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to contact the Seattle Police Department.

Friday night’s shooting is the fourth shooting in the Central District in one week. 

Thursday evening a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the Central District about a block from Friday's shooting. Then last week a 24-year-old man was also found shot and lying in the street.  Then still early Friday morning another person was shot.

 "We do have increased presence here in the immediate area in the east precinct and just like everyone the officers that work this area are keenly aware of what's been going on,” Detective Mark Jamieson with the Seattle Police Department tells us.