Seattle police say an "ongoing gang feud" led to a shooting and car chase on Beacon Hill last night around 10:30 p.m. According to authorities, the two vehicles involved in the incident pulled up next to each other at a stoplight at Beacon Ave. S. and Spokane St., when the suspected shooter stood up through his vehicle's sunroof and pointed a gun at the other car.
With a shot ringing out behind them, the victim's vehicle sped off. The suspect's vehicle gave chase. According to police, the bullet hit the victim's front passenger door. The victim's would later tell police that the suspect's vehicle carried the shooter in the passenger seat, a driver, and another man in the back seat.
The suspects chased the victims until the victims crashed at the dead-end of 23rd Ave. S. & S. Lucile, where the victims bailed out of their car. A resident in the area saw 2 suspects get out of their car and started firing and running after the victims. The suspects then sped off eastbound on S. Lucile Street.
When officers arrived at the scene they discovered that one of the victims had suffered a gunshot wound to the back - an injury not considered life-threatening. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police also say they found a total of 13 shell casings at the scene, and two nearby homes were struck by bullets - though, luckily, no one else was injured.
Police say the victims in the shooting have positively identified the suspected shooters as members of a rival gang, and the Gang Unit describes the event as part of an "ongoing feud between these two rival gangs." Police also say there have been several drive-by shootings related to the feud.