UW Police

10-26-2017 Assault with a Firearm

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
October 26, 2017
Assault with a Firearm – University District

At 1:23 a.m. Thursday Seattle police were called to a parking lot behind University Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street.  Police found two men in their early 20s had been shot. The suspect fled from the area before police arrived. Officers searched but did not find the shooter. There is no description of the suspect. Both victims were transported to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.

Seattle police are investigating this incident. If you witnessed this incident or have additional information about this crime or suspect, please call the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011. To report a crime in progress, or other suspicious activities or persons, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:
.       Remain as calm as possible.
.       Avoid confrontations whenever possible.
.       Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.
On campus, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.
If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:
.       Call 911 immediately.
.       Clothing descriptors: Look for layers under the visible layer and other distinctive identifiers.
.       Physical characteristics:  Describe height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.
.       Direction of travel (by foot or automobile):  Describe the last known location of the suspect.
.       Suspect vehicle description:  color, year, model, make and license plate.

Contact the University of Washington Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit at (206) 897-1706 for additional crime prevention information.