Police have few clues about man found dead in car

by: Terra Sullivan Updated:

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SEATTLE —

Police say they have few clues about a man found fatally shot in a car near Seward Park early Thursday morning.

 

Seattle police officers arrived in the area of 54th Avenue South and South Grattan Street around 4 a.m. Thursday after witnesses called 911 to report an unresponsive man who appeared to have been shot several times, slumped over inside of a vehicle near the intersection.

 

A neighbor told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Alexandra Limon the sound of gunfire woke up his family at 4 a.m.  The car where the man was found shot was just outside their house.

 

"(I) ran upstairs, looked outside, saw a car out here with somebody slumped over, assumed he was shot and dead, and my girlfriend Pamela called the cops," said Savan Kong.

 

Throughout the morning, investigators swept for evidence, took pictures and tried to come up with answers to what happened.

 

Police said the victim is a 27-year-old African-American man who is not from the neighborhood.

 

Police said the man was shot multiple times, and they don't know who killed him or why.

 

"At this point, we're looking for the shooter and are asking for the public's assistance," said Renee Witt of the Seattle Police Department.

 

Kong said he saw a black car drive away after he heard the shots.

 

"Within the last couple months, we've had two shootings here, and it's not a good feeling. It's actually really traumatizing," Kong said.

 

A few blocks from Thursday's shooting, there was an officer-involved shooting two months ago.

 

An officer shot and wounded a shooting suspect during a confrontation at Pritchard Beach Park.