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August 19, 2016 Forty person fight on Alki leads to two men being shot
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

According to Seattle Police around 2:15 am Friday morning witnesses called 911 to report a fight involving as many as 40 people near the intersection of 59th SW and Alki Ave. SW. Another report mentioned guns and shots being fired.

Once police arrived at the scene they were unable to find any victims. Some fifteen minutes after the calls came in two men came to Harborview Medical Center checked themselves in for gunshot wounds. One had suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back, and the other was shot in the arm.

Gang Unit detectives who are now investigating the incident 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.

This is an active investigation Seattle Police.

If you have any information in this case please call the violent crime tip line at (206)233-5000.

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