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August 21, 2016 Police Blotter Week of 8-22-16
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Two men shot in massive fight on Alki Ave

Gang Unit detectives are investigating a shooting in West Seattle. One witness called 911 around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 -- reporting that a group of about 40 people were fighting near 59 Ave. SW and Alki Ave SW. Another caller said that two or three people had guns and shots were being fired. Officers arrived on the scene but did not find any victims.  

The police later learned that two men drove to Harborview Medical Center at 2:30 am and checked themselves in for gunshot wounds. One man had been shot in the lower back and the other in the arm. Gang Unit detectives who spoke with both victims, who had been shot at the fight along Alki.

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Detectives think that the victims may have known their attackers. Detectives are continuing to investigate and ask that anyone with any information in this case call the violent crime tip line at 206-233-5000.

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