• 2 hospitalized after shooting each other in South Seattle

    By: Michael Spears

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    SEATTLE - Seattle firefighters say they transported two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds within 15 minutes from two locations on Rainier Avenue South just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

    Seattle police later tweeted that the two people shot each other and investigators were not looking for any other shooters.

    Firefighters say one of the people shot, a 21-year-old man, was taken to the hospital in critical condition from the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South where the shooting occurred. Firefighters were dispatched to 9258 Rainier Avenue South around 10:02 p.m.

    That’s the address for the Liquor & Wine next to the Rainier Beach Safeway. A KIRO 7 crew reported one of the glass doors to the business was shattered.

    The store’s owner said there was a fight outside the store involving four people.

    Around 10:16 p.m., Seattle firefighters said they were called to 7219 Rainier Avenue South near Othello Street and transported a 17-year-old who had been shot to the hospital.

    Firefighters said he is stable.

    Seattle police have not yet said why the two shot each other or how the 17-year-old ended up at the second location.


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