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‘I think it could be a problem anywhere’ – North Seattle business hit by bullets in shooting – KIRO 7 News Seattle

By meerna Jun12,2024

SEATTLE — Seattle police are still looking for the person who shot a 21-year-old man four times as he drove on Aurora Avenue on Sunday evening. SPD says the shooting resulted in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and North 130 Street.

One of the nearby businesses was hit several times by gunfire. Sean Curry, who works in the area, heard the shots and witnessed the accident that occurred.

“At the end of the evening I got into my car and heard what sounded like automatic shots. Then I saw the car crash and I really didn’t make the connection that it was a shooting,” Curry said.

Curry tells KIRO 7 he didn’t realize the severity of the situation until he was called by police and found out what happened. He returned to his work to see the damage it had left behind. We saw several bullet holes both inside and outside the building.

“It really hurt me then, didn’t it? We saw holes in the glass. We saw some things on the concrete outside, but when we saw it in the building, that’s when it really became a reality for me,” Curry said.

Seattle police say the 21-year-old’s car was also severely damaged by bullets, so the vehicle was seized as evidence. Investigators say it is still unclear what led to the shooting.

“The suspect fled the scene after the shooting and it is unknown who they are and they have not been located at this time,” Public Information Officer Eric Munoz said.

Despite the damage to his job, Curry says he’s grateful no one was inside and that someone else was injured.

“If it had happened the day before or the day after, we would have been open. We have a lot of guys here and a lot of customers. So I was very happy to see that everyone…. I didn’t have to talk to the families about what might have happened,” Curry said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the SPD Violent Crime Tip Line at (206) 233-5000 or Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS.

By meerna

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