• Police: Man dies in Central District shooting


    SEATTLE - Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 19-year-old man Friday night in the Central District. 

    The shooting happened in front of a residence in the 2500 block of South Norman Street around 7:30 p.m.

    Police said a man was hanging out with friends in front of the home when a person walked up to him and shot him several times, then ran to a waiting light-colored Mercedes-Benz. 

    The shooter got into the vehicle and fled the area heading eastbound. 

    According to police, there were other people in the vehicle, but it is unknown at this time how many.

    Officers went to the location and searched the area for the shooter, but he remains at large.

    The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said the man died from his injuries.

    Police described the shooter as a black man, with a thin build, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with his hair in dreadlocks or braids. He was last seen wearing a black ski mask.

    According to police, it is unknown at this time if the victim or the shooter knew each other, but the shooting does not appear to be a random act.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 911 or the Seattle Police Department immediately.

    Detectives will continue to investigate the shooting. 

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