On Sunday afternoon at least people were shot near the Center District neighborhood, as reported by police. One of the victims is a 2-year-old.
The 2-year-old is currently in critical condition, according to a statement made by the Seattle police spokesperson Detective Valerie Carson. No other information has been made at this time about the other victims.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. No suspects have been made known after the first initial investigation.
Seattle Police officers responded to shots fired at the intersection of Jackson and 23rd Ave S at around 3:30 p.m. The officers who arrived at the scene found the victims, shell casings, and blood.
Police immediately blocked off the intersection amid the ongoing investigation and advised drivers to "seek alternate routes.”
No visual but report of an SPD incident at 23rd Ave & S Jackson St. Use caution and seek alternate routes.
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) April 11, 2021
Earlier reports of the incident first stated that there were four victims, but police later corrected that there were three. All of the victims of the shooting have been transported to Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill and Harborview Medical Center.
No other information about the victims or shooter has been released to the public at this time.
This last incident is likely to bring the discussion about gun control legislation to Congress once more like last week President Biden signed half of a dozen executive orders into effect. Taking aim at the proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment."
"It is actually a public health crisis," Biden said during his remarks at the White House.
"We're absolutely determined to make change." - President Biden
— iPoliticAll (@iPoliticAll) April 9, 2021
There have been nineteen mass shootings since the beginning of April in the United States of America alone -- including three incidents on Saturday alone.
The definition of a mass shooting is a shooting incident that results in three or more casualties (dead or wounded) excluding the shooter(s).
Gun Control has been a major topic of discussion in Congress since Biden first took over his term of the presidency after the series of mass shootings since the beginning of this year. But Biden’s EO will not prevent any mass shootings. They actually underscore the limitations of Biden’s executive power to act on guns. The EO’s tighten regulations on homemade guns and provide more resources for gun-violence prevention, but fall far short of the sweeping gun-control agenda.