• Rideshare driver shot by passenger in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SEATTLE - A man was arrested in Seattle's lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday morning after he shot and wounded his rideshare driver, according to Seattle police.

    Police were called to the intersection of Fourth Avenue North and Mercer Street at 3:15 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Arriving officers found a 29-year-old man, who police said was the suspect, laying on the ground next to a car that had a gun on its roof.

    The man was taken into custody.

    Officers found the rideshare driver, also a 29-year-old man, with a gunshot wound in his lower back.

    Medics were called as officers gave the man first aid. He was taken to Harborview in serious condition. 

    Officers said the suspect, who had a valid concealed carry permit, claimed the gun went off as he was getting out of the car.   

    The man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault.

    All lanes of Mercer Street were blocked from Third Avenue North to Fifth Avenue North while officers investigated.

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