Police search for Seattle man's killer

by: Gary Horcher Updated:


SEATTLE - Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 19-year-old man in Seattle.

When a Seattle police officer heard the call of shots fired in a Central District neighborhood at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, he arrived at the scene in less than two minutes.

It was already too late for the  man the officer saw lying in the street. The victim had been shot several times, and despite the officer’s efforts with CPR, he showed no signs of life.

Neighbors along the tree-lined street told police they heard three shots and then saw a man running south and a car racing north. There were no further details.

Seattle CSI detectives scoured the scene at 28th Avenue South and South Lane Street, about a half mile east of Judkins Park with a special bullet-fragment sniffing dog. Police would not tell KIRO 7 if the dog found any evidence.

The young man's body was covered with a tarp in the middle of the street for several hours.

The victim’s name has not been released pending family notification. 

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