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Shooting in North Seattle leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

September 20, 2021 GMT

SEATTLE (AP) — A shooting in North Seattle early Sunday left a 47-year-old man dead, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Police said they responded to a shooting on Aurora Avenue North at about 12:30 a.m. and found two people with gunshot wounds, the Seattle Times reported.

The 47-year-old man died at the scene, police said. Medics took another man, 22, to Harborview Medical Center, according to police. He was in satisfactory condition Sunday morning, Harborview spokesperson Susan Gregg said.

Homicide detectives are investigating, police said in an online post Sunday.

Late last month, interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz said the department had responded to 100 more cases of gunfire so far this year than they did by late August 2020.

In recent Seattle City Council deliberations, the police department advocated for more funding to hire and retain officers, while some council members and public commenters urged the city to direct more funds to community-based public-safety programs aimed at stopping gun violence.