Police investigating shooting, hit-and-run that left 2 dead

SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating a shooting and hit-and-run in South Seattle on Friday night that left two people dead.

Detectives are trying to figure out how or if the events are related.

Police originally responded to a shooting in the 9700 block of 60th Avenue South near Emerson Elementary School around 4 p.m. Officials said nearly 70 rounds were fired.

Five people went to Valley Medical Center for treatment for gunshot wounds reportedly received during the incident.

Officials later responded to the 8700 block of Seward Park Avenue South for reports of gunshots around 8 p.m. Police found a man who had been shot near the Atlantic City boat ramp. He died at the scene.

Witnesses told police they saw a gray car fleeing the scene. The driver of that car was later involved in a hit-and-run crash at Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. The driver killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene, officials said.

Detectives are investigating to see how these events are related.