Seattle reaches grim milestone in August for homicides and shootings

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Seattle has seen 11 homicides in August alone, making it the deadliest month in the city since the police’s crime dashboard was established in 2008. The previous high for any single month was nine homicides, and six for any previous August.

According to police, one man was shot and killed along Aurora Avenue on August 30. At 12:15 am, police responded to the 14300 block of Aurora Avenue North and found a 44-year-old man with fatal gunshot wounds. Seattle Fire Department Medics declared the man deceased at the scene.

Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz said officers were already in the area making a domestic violence arrest. According to police, the suspect fled from officers and shot at them just after 11 pm. While they had the suspect in custody, officers heard the gunshots from Aurora Avenue and responded.

On August 27, one man was killed and another injured in the Columbia City neighborhood. Police also investigated two other shootings over that weekend. On August 26 a woman was shot and killed at a motel, also on Aurora Avenue and there still have not been any arrests in the case

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