Man, woman wounded in crossfire during another S. Seattle shooting

Police investigate a shooting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Seattle on May 4, 2017. (KOMO Photo)

SEATTLE -- A couple driving down a South Seattle street were both wounded by crossfire during yet another shooting in the region early Thursday morning.

Seattle police said the man and woman, both in their 70s, were driving south on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at about 3 a.m. when they encountered two cars facing northbound at S. Charles Street, according to Lt. Seth Dietrich with Seattle Police.

The husband decided to drive between the two cars moments before gunfire erupted. Their car was caught in the crossfire.

Police and medics rushed to the scene after witnesses called 911, said Detective Patrick Michaud of the Seattle police.

The couple were rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where the husband is listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The wife was treated for her injuries and released.

Photos from the scene showed more than a dozen bullet casings on the ground, and a witness tells KOMO News the victim's car was "littered with bullets."

Police don't have much to go on yet to look for the shooters.

"We are now looking for two dark colored sedans," Dietrich said. "That's pretty much all we have."

It's the latest incident in a string of shootings in South Seattle over the past 24 hours. A woman was killed and a man was wounded in a shooting outside a bakery on Rainier Ave. S. on Wednesday evening. Gunfire then erupted a few blocks away. No victims were found but police found additional shell casings.

Seattle police are increasing patrols in the area as detectives investigate the series of shootings.

Anyone with information about any of the shootings is urged to call the Seattle Police Department's violent crime tip line at 206-233-5000.

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