8:09 PM: Seattle Fire and Police are responding to a reported shooting at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Dispatch says a man in his 30s was shot in the shoulder (at) the outlook.”
8:14 PM: Police are reported to be looking for two vehicles. No descriptions yet.
8:17 PM: Officers have told dispatch the shooter was on the right passenger side in an “older” silver Honda, armed with a “long gun.” It and an “associated vehicle,” described as “similar type” but black, were believed to have been last seen headed downhill toward Harbor Avenue.
8:37 PM: Added a photo above. Our crew says police have been examining the vehicle in the foreground but we don’t know yet if it’s related at all to the victim (as noted earlier the suspect vehicle[s]’s long gone).
8:44 PM: Police at the scene are not commenting. Meantime, we’re checking with SFD regarding the victim’s condition when transported to the hospital.
9:18 PM: SFD tells us the victim – now described as “approximately 29” – was in stable condition when taken to Harborview. (Archived audio adds the extra detail that he was shot in the left shoulder with a shotgun.)
9:31 PM: One additional detail from SPD spokesperson Det. Valerie Carson – “Sounds like the victim and the suspects had a confrontation/altercation before the shooting.”
11:07 PM: From the SPD Blotter post about this shooting and another (apparently unrelated) shooting elsewhere in the city tonight:
According to the victim and witnesses, a group of several men approached the victim in a car and confronted him. Then, as the suspects left in their car, one of them fired out the window at the victim. Police recovered 12-gauge shotgun shell casings at the scene.