• 1 killed, 2 injured after shooting in Seattle's Central District

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    A 19-year-old man was killed and two people were injured in a shooting in Seattle's Central District neighborhood Friday afternoon, police said. 

    Shortly after 3 p.m., investigators said one suspect shot at a group of people in the 2100 block of East Union Street.

    Police said the victims drove to Swedish Hospital-Cherry Hill. One died, and two others were taken to Harborview Medical Center and they are in satisfactory condition. 

    The 19-year-old man who died has been identified as Royale Lexing. 

    His stepmother, Stanyetta Stroud, spoke outside of the hospital shortly after her family was told that he was killed. 

    "And my poor baby was only 19. He didn't even make it to 20 yet," she said. "We really got to stop the killing. Another innocent child shot dead in the street in the broad daylight and nobody knows anything. It's just (has) got to stop."

    Police did not immediately release a suspect description. 

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 206-233-5000.

    Investigators said the gang unit was doing an ongoing emphasis patrol in that neighborhood and other neighborhoods affected by gun violence.

    See time-stamped updates below.  

    4:52 p.m.: Police gave a briefing and said they did not have a suspect description to release.

    Three victims -- the man in his 20s, the man in his 40s and a third victim who died -- were shot shortly after 3 p.m. They were driven in a car with two other people to Swedish's Cherry Hill campus. 

    The two people who survived were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where they were in satisfactory condition.

    See the full briefing video below.

    4:09 p.m.: Police said a briefing would be held at 22nd and East Union Street. KIRO 7 will be there and have an update with live Chopper 7 footage on KIRO 7 at 5 p.m.

    4:01 p.m.: The emergency room at Swedish's Cherry Hill campus was on lockdown, security outside said. A car outside the emergency room was connected to the incident. Police at the scene think a car dropped off victims from the shooting that happened nearby.

    4:01 p.m.: This is Chopper 7 video taken overhead Swedish's Cherry Hill campus at 3:22 p.m.

    3:53 p.m.: Harborview Medical Center staff said they had two shooting victims, men ages 20 and 46. Both were in satisfactory condition.

    3:49 p.m.: See a photo gallery from Chopper 7 here.

    3:39 p.m.: Seattle police said multiple victims were injured. and that "suspects reportedly fled (the) scene." Additional details -- including suspect descriptions -- were not immediately available.


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