• Police: Woman shot near Pike Place Market


    SEATTLE - A 23-year-old woman was shot early Saturday morning in downtown Seattle, police said. 

    The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. in the area of Second Avenue and Pike Street near Pike Place Market.

    Officers responded to the location after a report of shots fired. 

    According to police, witnesses reported seeing two men arguing and running westbound on Pike Street towards First Avenue.

    Witnesses told police they saw one of the men pull out a handgun and began shooting at the other, and it is believed that the other man pulled out his gun and fired back. 

    According to police, a woman, who was walking with her friends near the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, was struck in the arm by one of the fired shots. 

    Crews responded to the scene and transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening and she is going to be OK. 

    Witnesses provided descriptions to police. 

    Officers took two people, ages 18 and 21, into custody and recovered two weapons, according to authorities. They were interviewed by detectives and booked into the King County Jail for assault, gun and drug charges.

    The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

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