2 people shot in Seattle; suspect surrenders to police after SWAT negotiation

SEATTLE — A suspect surrendered to police Saturday afternoon after two people were shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, the Seattle Police Department said.

Seattle police first tweeted about the shooting, which happened near 12th Avenue and South Jackson Street, around 12:30 p.m.

SPD said that two people were shot around 12:15 p.m. and two suspects then fled the scene.

A 28-year-old woman, who was walking with her child, and a 48-year-old man were found with gunshot wounds to their legs, police said.

They both were taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. The child was unhurt.

Police said the man had been shot during a robbery.

After witnesses provided police with a description of the suspected shooter and the woman he was with, police found both in a car at a gas station located at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street, authorities said.

The woman immediately surrendered and was taken into custody.

The man barricaded himself in the car and a SWAT team began negotiating with him.

The suspect surrendered around 2:40 p.m.

Police said they recovered a gun from the car.

Both suspects were questioned by investigators and then booked into the King County Jail. The woman was booked for first-degree robbery and the man for first-degree robbery and assault.

According to police, they notified the Department of Corrections that the man had been booked as he had a warrant for escaping community custody related to a robbery conviction.