Three Shootings in One Day Highlight Seattle’s Gun Violence Problem
SEATTLE — Seattle’s gun violence surge continues to grow with three shootings in one day.
A 20-year-old man was shot in Pioneer Square Tuesday night.
In GreenLake, a woman was robbed and shot in broad daylight hours earlier.
The shootings happened just hours after the city’s interim police chief spoke out about the alarming spike in violence.
Before that, Seattle Police said a man shot and killed another man who tried to rob him on Capitol Hill early Tuesday morning.
In broad daylight, in the middle of a quiet Greenlake neighborhood full of children—police say a 58-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint and shot in the stomach on the sidewalk along 65th street.
Some neighbors heard the shots and others ran to help her as she cried out.
“I was shocked it happened you know ten feet away from my house,” said concerned neighbor Kyle Duggan.
“It feels like gun violence is kind of just getting worse and worse and it’s spooky because there’s a school right down the street, there’s an elementary school a block away and that’s really scary,” said concerned neighbor Sarah Gilwit.
The shooter got away.