Man dead, woman critically hurt in Columbia City shooting

SEATTLE — A man was shot and killed in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood Thursday morning.

Neighbors said they heard rapid shots ring out at around 11:30 a.m.

“I was in working in my office and then I heard what sounded like gunshots, so I came to the window and looked, opened up the window, and that’s when I could hear people screaming,” said Brian Ward.

Seattle police arrived in the 4200 block of South Angeline Street to find two people shot and injured on the sidewalk.

The Seattle Fire Department said the victims were a 25-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman.

A third victim, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries.

Investigators are not sure what their relationship is.

Medics rushed both to Harborview Medical Center. The man later died at the hospital.

“We have two victims, so there’s a story that needs to be unraveled here,” said Seattle Police Detective Patrick Michaud. “At this time its still very early on, so we’re unsure if anybody else was involved.”

Seattle police plan to question the woman once she’s in stable condition.

Investigators are collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the SPD violent crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.