Signature yellow t-shirts and commemorative posters were sought after items Tuesday when the Seattle Mariners honored pitcher Felix Hernandez for his perfect game last week. But not everyone who scored the posters ended up happy. Specifically, police say two people walking in the University District Tuesday night after the game were the target of a drive-by bb gun shooting - with the pellets ripping holes in the Felix posters they were carrying.
Police say that around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, a man and a woman walking near NE 55th Street and 17th Avenue NE were confronted by a red, two-door Pontiac that pulled up in front of them and blocked their way. At that point the suspect, described as a black male wearing a grey hoodie, allegedly opened fire on the couple - using a black bb gun and firing several shots. Police say both victims were struck in the abdomen.
As if the suspect's random act of unprovoked violence wasn't bad enough, he also committed a bit of local sports sacrilege: the pellets from the suspect's gun also ripped holes in two posters the victims were carrying, commemorating Seattle Mariner Felix Hernandez's recent perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The victims, naturally, called police as the Pontiac sped off. So far Seattle Police have not been able to locate the suspect or his car.