Up to five people shot in Seattle, at least three in Pioneer Square

By: Maria Guerrero


SEATTLE -   An early morning fight in a parking lot turned into a shootout that sent club-goers and bar patrons running for cover early Monday.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene near Second Avenue and South Main Street in Pioneer Square.

Seattle police said a fight broke out in a parking lot at the intersection and at least one person took out a gun and started shooting.

"A lot of people had ducked behind the cars. People were running (into) the building,” said one witness.

Another witness heard five to 10 rounds.

Three people were hit, including a woman who was shot in the head.

A man was later dropped off at Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot to the foot.

Three hours later, another man showed up in Kent with a gunshot to the leg, Seattle police said.

Police said a woman fleeing the scene in a beige car drove the wrong way down Second Avenue and crashed into a marked police cruiser and a parked car.

“I'm just out here trying to have a good time and my car got hit,” said one man.

Police took that woman in custody.

The chaotic scene rocked nearby residents out of bed.

"(It was) pretty bad. (There was) a bunch of gunfire -- just pop, pop, pop, pop, pop," described Larry Bartlette Jr. 

Bartlette came to check out the scene and found a projectile.

He said shootings in the area are becoming all too common.

The woman is alive but has life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police are still trying to determine if two other people injured in a shooting this morning were also shot in the parking lot.

 Police continue to interview people detained Monday morning but won't say if anyone has been arrested.

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