Two Weekend Shootings In Rainier Valley

Today in Fuzz: Two shootings in the valley, car torched in New Holly.

1) A 20-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting in South Seattle Sunday.

According to the Seattle Police Department, a woman and her boyfriend were getting into a car parked near Franklin High School before noon, when another car pulled up next to them. Someone in the second car opened fire, striking the woman twice as she was climbing in to the driver’s seat.

The woman’s boyfriend drove her to Swedish Hospital on Capitol Hill just before noon, and she was later taken to Harborview.

According to a department source, police found bullet holes in the victim’s vehicle, but weren’t immediately able to find evidence of a shooting at the spot where the victims had said the incident had happened.

2) Ten minutes after the first shooting, police received reports of gunfire at 23rd Ave. S. and S. Dearborn St. shortly before a 33-year-old man showed up at Swedish Hospital in the Central District with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

The man told police another man had shot him near Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Dearborn St. They said the man fled in a green Crown Victoria.

Police say it’s “unknown” whether the two shootings are connected.

3) Neighbors in New Holly were awoken early Saturday morning by the death honk of a burning car.

Just after 4:30 am, 33rd Ave. S. and S. Holly St. a neighbor heard a car horn going off, and went outside to find a car fully engulfed in flames.

Police say the vehicle was stolen.

The case is being investigated by SPD’s arson unit.