Tuesday evening, witnesses say a man carrying a gun unloaded at least 30 rounds in the direction of people sitting on the steps behind DESC’s Navigation Center (@DESCSeattle) in Little Saigon. One homeless man in his 50’s was hit in the buttocks. Victim stumbled to the corner of 12th Ave & Weller St where first responders arrived and took him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Apparently he was not the intended target. Shooter is still on the loose.
The Navigation Center is one of several problematic homeless shelters in or around Chinatown-ID. It remains a major blight on the community since it feeds the open air drug market right around the corner and continues to attract addicts to the neighborhood. Seattle PD officers are constantly called to this area around the shelter for shootings and other problems.
Councilmember Tammy Morales (@CMTammyMorales, @TammyMoralesSEA) continues to ignore pleas for help from her D2 constituents, especially the Chinese and Vietnamese biz owners who are suffering through this insanity. Seattle is thriving.