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2 shot in Rainier Valley drive-by, including Seattle U student, were struck by a single bullet

ShootingsSeattle University

A young man and a woman were shot and wounded in drive-by shooting in the 800 block of Rainier Avenue South on Friday at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

Seattle police said an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were in a pickup truck when they were hit from gunfire coming from a passing SUV. They later drove themselves to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. A 12-year-old boy in the truck escaped injury, police said.

A single bullet struck the male victim's left arm, passed clean through, and then struck the female victim in the left side of her torso, police said. The female victim is a student at Seattle University, school sources said.

The shot was fired by a male who leaned out of the front passenger window of a Chevy SUV.  Detectives are still searching for the shooter and the driver, but they believe they located the SUV in a parking lot of at the intersecion of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.

The vehicle was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for processing. The gang unit is actively investigating the shooting.

Meanwhile, there was a second shooting Friday at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  Police said a man was seen firing a gun at another group of men who were known to each other. No one was hit, police said. Police later took a suspect into custody to question about that shooting.



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