I'm beginning to think I need a keyboard shortcut for inserting the term "hail of gunfire" into documents. At this pace, there's no telling how much time it might save me.
According to the Seattle Police Department, last night just after 10 p.m. the intersection of 43rd and S. Thistle in South Seattle was rocked by yet another spate of senseless gun violence. After receiving reports of shots fired in the area, officers responded to find a 23-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm. A 25-year-old friend of the man was not hit.
43rd and S. Thistle
As has become customary, no real information about what sparked the violence has been made available. All we really know at this point is police believe the bullets came from a suspect firing a 9mm handgun toward Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. from the intersection of 43rd and S. Thistle, and that the suspect later dropped the gun around the corner in the 8300 block of 43rd Avenue S.
Police say witnesses describe the shooter as a black male, about 19 years old. Witnesses also report seeing about five people running back toward MLK after the shooting. The suspect fled north on 43rd Avenue S.