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August 22, 2016 Detectives investigating after two injured in West Seattle shooting
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Information provided by Seattle Police Department.

Gang Unit detectives are investigating after two people were shot in West Seattle early Friday morning.
Witnesses called 911 at 2:15 am when a group of 40 people began fighting near 59 Ave. SW and Alki Ave. SW. Another caller said that two or three people now had guns and shots were being fired.

Officers arrived shortly after the shots but were unable to locate any victims. One caller found what he believed to be bullet damage to his home, but it was later determined to have been caused by a rock.
Two men drove up Harborview Medical Center at 2:30 am and checked themselves in for gunshot wounds.

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One suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back, while the other was shot in the arm. Gang Unit detectives spoke with both men and determined they were shot during the fight along Alki. Detectives do not believe this was a random shooting and that the victims may have known their attackers. Detectives continue to investigate and will provide updates when available.

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