Woman killed, man injured in south Seattle shootings
SEATTLE - Police are investigating two shootings in South Seattle Wednesday evening that left one woman dead and another man injured.
The first shooting was reported just after 6:00 p.m. at Rainier Ave. S. and S. College Street, in the parking lot of Borracchini's Bakery.
A woman inside a car was shot and killed.
"I watched as the driver and a few other people who were around helped pull the passenger out and onto the ground," said Paige Jernigan, who works at the bakery.
A man who was inside the bakery at the time, was also shot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
"He was responsive. He seemed like he was OK," Jernigan said. "He had a towel up covering his face."
Detectives said at this point, they don't believe the people shot were specifically targeted.
“Homicide detectives are working under the belief that the vehicle was targeted at this time, not necessarily the people that are inside the vehicle,” said Det. Patrick Michaud with the Seattle Police Department.
Shortly after the shooting, two young men rushed past the police tape shouting that it was their sister who had been shot. The scene became so tense that one officer drew his stun gun before the situation could be diffused.
About the same time as the bakery shooting, and just blocks away, more gunfire was reported at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Genesee St.
No victims were found at the second scene, but police did find multiple shell casings in the area.
Gang unit detectives are now investigating if the two shootings are related.
Police now plan to review surveillance video from nearby businesses.
No word yet on a suspect description. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police tip line at 206-233-5000.