We’ve got a few more details about Wednesday night’s shooting at Rainier and Henderson—the third shooting near the intersection in about a week.
Seattle police tell us the victim and a group of friends were sitting next to Rite-Aid at Rainier and Henderson around 8:45pm, when they got into some sort of altercation with four men in a four-door silver sedan.
The vehicle pulled away, and the victim went to a bus stop across from the Rite Aid.
The silver sedan came rolling back around the block, and a passenger in the back seat fired at least three times, striking the victim in the left leg.
The vehicle—which was sporting Oregon plates—then fled the scene.
Medics transported the victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and gang unit detectives came to the scene to assist in the investigation.
According to SPD, the victim is known to police and gang unit detectives.
It’s clear that whatever SPD”s doing to quell violence at Rainier and Henderson isn’t working. Officers were actually driving by Rainier and Henderson last week when a 10-year-old boy was shot with his own gun near the intersection after he allegedly tried to rob a teenage boy on a bus.
We’ve spoken with SPD and Mayor Mike McGinn’s office about their plans for dealing with violence at Rainier and Henderson. We’ll have more on that soon.