Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood lost two people to gun violence or shooting early Tuesday, the city’s fourth homicide this week. Firearms were heard in the 4700 block of Meridian Avenue North at about 2:30 a.m. that day, according to a 911 caller. According to a Seattle Police blotter post, responding officers located two victims with gunshot wounds.
While immediate first aid was done on the female victim, it was judged that “life-saving measures would not be possible” for the male victim. Both were pronounced dead on the spot. Detectives from the SPD’s homicide unit are on the case.
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A homicide investigation was launched after a man was shot and died earlier this week in a homeless encampment in West Seattle, and human remains were found in the University District. The killings on Tuesday are also the 23rd and 24th homicides in the city in 2022.
Given how violent Seattle is in the summer, the 41 killings that were investigated last year may be surpassed by the midway of the year in 2022. A Seattle Times database constructed with data from police, prosecutors, and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office shows 53 killings in Seattle in 2020, an increase of 20 over the previous year.
Anyone with information regarding the homicides that occurred on Tuesday is asked to contact the police via the Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000. We often cover the latest news on our website. For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily