As reported by the Seattle police, a Safeway in the city experienced a shooting incident on July 28 during a community event, resulting in five individuals being shot. The occurrence took place just before 9 pm, following numerous alerts of gunfire in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South. Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement discovered several victims both inside and outside the Safeway. They administered life-saving actions until the Fire Department personnel reached the location.
According to an official statement from the Seattle police, two individuals, a male and a female in their twenties, who are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club, were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Additionally, two other males in their twenties were also transported to the same medical facility, but their condition was stable. Another man in his thirties received medical attention at the location for minor injuries.
In a media briefing, Police Chief Adrian Diaz informed journalists that the gunfire originated near the supermarket’s parking area. He mentioned that this parking lot was formerly associated with a King Donuts shop that had recently closed. Diaz also conveyed that law enforcement discovered discarded shell casings on the premises. Ultimately, Diaz highlighted that the details surrounding the shooting are not yet clear, underscoring that investigators suspect the involvement of two shooters and that no suspects had been identified up to that point.
Officials from Harborview Medical Center informed the Seattle Times that two out of the five victims were released from the hospital. One of them received treatment on-site before being discharged, while the man and woman affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club were upgraded by doctors to a “satisfactory condition.”
As reported by the Seattle Times, the locality has evolved into one of the primary centers of criminal incidents within the city over recent years. The newspaper highlighted that earlier in the current year, the family of Christopher Wilson filed two legal cases, as he lost his life in the area during a shooting incident in 2020.