6:58 PM: Police and fire have rushed to the 2500 block of SW Barton to respond to an assault-with-weapons call. Details as we get it.
7:02 PM: We’re told it’s a stabbing with two victims – our crew is on the way and we hope to find out more shortly about circumstances and conditions.
7:10 PM: Our crew says one victim is being treated by the bus stop across Barton from Target, the other by the Westwood Village McDonald’s.
SPD now says both victims are “males believed to be in their late teens.” Seattle Fire, however, says one is a 21-year-old man, the other a 15-year-old boy.
7:19 PM: Our crew at the scene says police are still trying to sort out whether the victims were stabbed where they were found. No word of any arrests yet. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to early assessments.
9:29 PM: No new information. We’ve added two photos taken before police cleared the scene about an hour ago.
10:33 AM FRIDAY: Just published on SPD Blotter:
Gang Unit detectives are handling the follow up to a stabbing of two people last night at the Westwood Village. The two victims, ages 15 and 21, were transported to Harborview Medical Center with multiple stab wounds.
At about 6:45 pm, several Southwest Precinct officers were handling a disturbance call in the 2600 Block of SW Barton when someone came running up to them stating that someone had been stabbed across the street. Officers immediately ran over and found the 15-year-old male on the street. Seattle Fire was immediately called and responded. A second victim, the 21-year-old, was found across the street.
As the victims were being attended to, their friends told officers what had happened. The group of friends had gone to Westwood Village when they confronted another group of Hispanic males. The two victims reportedly got into a fist fight with the group and during the fight the man was stabbed by one of the suspects. The Hispanic males reportedly then fled. The 15-year-old and another friend gave chase, catching up to and confronting them near the QFC. According to witnesses, the 15-year-old collapsed in the street with multiple stab wounds. Both of the victims were treated at the scene and then transported to HMC. The suspects, only described as Hispanic males, fled the scene.
Gang Unit detectives responded to the scene and will be handling the investigation.
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