UW Police

July 13, 2021

07-13-21 Shooting in North U District

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
July 13, 2021
Shooting in North U District

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On Tuesday, July 13, at 8:30 p.m., Seattle police responded to a reported shooting in the 5000 block of Roosevelt Way NE. Upon arrival, officers found a bystander providing medical aid to the 21-year-old victim. Medics arrived and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Police learned the suspect had approached the victim on the street, said something to him and discharged a firearm, striking the 21-year-old man in his upper arm. The victim is not believed to be a UW student, staff or faculty member.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-8 man with a thin build, short black and twisted hair, wearing a black hooded shirt and a black face mask. He left the area before police arrived and was not found.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Seattle Police Department Violent Crimes tip line at 206-233-5000. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
• When safe to do so, call the police by dialing 911.

If you suspect criminal activity, here is some helpful information to pass on to the police:
• Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive identifiers, etc.
• Physical characteristics: Height, weight, eye and hair color, mannerisms, scars or tattoos.
• Direction of travel.

Contact the University of Washington Police Community Engagement Unit at 206-685-1916 for additional crime prevention information.