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An incident report has been released that sheds some light into a Nov. 19 shooting incident that appears to have started in the lower level of the Harvard Market QFC.

Seattle Police Officer Jesse Hilgers’ incident report states he was at the corner of Harvard Avenue and East Pike Street when he heard 15 nearby gunshots around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, and then another 10-15 shots after that.

One man seen running in the area was contacted in the 15000 block of Boylston Avenue, where he told police he had witnessed two groups of around 10 men in the lower level of a parking garage in the 1400 block of Broadway engaged in a verbal altercation that ended in gunfire, according to Hilgers’ report.

A black Chevy Tahoe, a black Chevy Malibu, a blue Honda Civic, black Volkswagen Jetta and silver Chrysler Sebring were reported leaving the garage at a high rate of speed. The Tahoe and Volkswagen were connected to a large group that had been in the neighborhood earlier after being kicked out of a club, the report states, and third watch officers had labeled them a “walking disturbance.”

Twenty-seven 9mm and .45-caliber bullet casings and a loaded 45-caliber magazine were found in the garage.

Security provided officers with surveillance footage, which shows a white man with brown, shoulder-length hair and an orange puffy jacket fire a gun in the direction of the Tahoe and Sebring, then take cover behind a large pillar, the report states. Another “unknown race male” wearing a yellow jacket appeared to fire at the white man, and then get into the Sebring and leave, followed by the Tahoe, the report states.

The white man seen shooting inside the garage fled in the Honda Civic, and was later identified at Swedish Medical Center in First Hill when he came in with a gunshot wound to his elbow. Officers observed bullet holes on the exterior of his Honda Civic, according to the report.

After piecing these details together, investigators later came back and observed the Civic parked near the hospital, viewing an orange puffy jacket in the driver’s seat, according to the report; the vehicle was impounded for further investigation.

The suspected gunman “was furious and stated, ‘What would you do if you were being shot at and found a gun on the ground,’” the report states. He was later released.

A black Chevy Tahoe with bullet damage was located at Ninth Avenue and James Street around 4 a.m., and pulled over at Sixth and Yesler Way.

A passenger was arrested after officers noticed a pistol shoved under the passenger floor mat, which he told officers at the East Precinct belonged to him, the report states. He said he had a concealed weapon permit, but a check determined he was a convicted felon who had been denied a firearm application.

Several other vehicles parked in the garage were damaged during the Nov. 19 shootout. 

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