Today’s Shooting at Rainier and McClellan

The Rainier Valley Post has the most details available on today’s shooting at the Chevron at Rainier and McClellan across from the Mt. Baker Station:

Seattle Police are searching for a group of people they say shot a man in Mt. Baker earlier this afternoon.

According to Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, one man was wounded at about 1:45 pm Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on a passing car near Rainier Avenue and S. McClellan Street in the North Rainier Valley.

“Responding officers spoke with witnesses, who reported seeing a group of two men and two women standing in front of a gas station shortly before one of the men in the group pulled out a gun and started firing at a car as it drove past,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee. ”The group of suspects then fled the scene.”

He added that minutes after the shooting, a man in his 20s arrived at a medical facility at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Brandon Street with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

Patrol officers and Gang Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

UPDATE (7:40 pm): According to South Seattle Crime Prevention Council President Pat Murakami, today’s shooting took place at the Chevron Station at the corner of Rainier & McClellan where people from two different cars were arguing over a gas pump.

“An individual from one of the vehicles pulled a gun and shot a person from the other vehicle in the leg,” she wrote in a letter to the community. ”The wounded individual was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. At this time it appears the individuals might know each other. An excellent video was obtained of the entire incident and police are hopeful they will be able to make an arrest.”

As the wounded individual was taken to Group Health in Columbia City, there was quite a bit of police presence in the neighborhood this afternoon. This thread on the CC Facebook page provides a good account of the neighborhood’s reaction.

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