Seattle shootings: 4 injured in U-District shooting were UW students

Seattle police are investigating three separate shootings that left multiple people injured early Sunday morning. 

4 hurt in University District shooting

At about 1 a.m., officers were called to NE 43rd St. and University Way NE. When officers arrived they found four people who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. All four were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police identified them as three 20-year-old men and a 19-year-old woman. Hospital officials said two people had been released from the hospital by 10 a.m. and two were in satisfactory condition.

On Monday, a GoFundMe account was set up for the four people, who were later identified as University of Washington students. 

According to investigators, witnesses said two men got into a fight outside a well-known bar when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots.  The suspect fled before officers arrived. 

UW President Ana Mari Cauce made the following statement in response to the shooting:

"We are grateful the students’ injuries were not life-threatening and that they are receiving the best possible care at Harborview. But regardless of the severity of the physical injuries, events like this are life-changing and reverberate both in the lives of those most immediately affected and our entire community. We have reached out to the students, including those who were in the vicinity, to provide support and resources following this physically and emotionally traumatic experience.  

Our University is committed to fostering a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty and staff, including in the neighborhoods near campus. We’ve been working with the city, Seattle police and the U District Partnership to address the root causes behind the increase in personal and property crime in the University District, and to ensure immediate responses to incidents when they occur.  

No one should have to fear for their safety as they go about their daily lives. Gun violence is a public health crisis and we’re committed to working with our partners – including by providing evidence-based policy and health research – as we collectively work to make our community a safer place for everyone." 

Shots fired in Chinatown-International District

After 2:35 a.m., officers responded to several shots fired in te 700 block of South Lane Street. 

Police found about 29 shell casings, two live rounds and bullet fragments. Officers also saw multiple cars and buildings damaged. 

According to Seattle police, they did into say anyone was hurt,

Pioneer Square shooting leaves 1 injured

Shortly after the shooting in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood, officers responded to reports of shots fired on 2nd Avenue and Yesler Way. 

When police arrived, they didn't find any victims or witnesses to the shooting. 

Minutes later, police said a man walked into Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg. 

When officers arrived, they didn't find anyone. Minutes later, a man with a gunshot wound to the leg walked into Harborview Medical Center.

He told police he didn't know the person who shot him. He said he was trying to break up a fight when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases. Police say if you have any information to please call the tip line at 206-233-5000.