A cab driver suffered a gunshot wound Monday night (June 8), the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting near an apartment complex.
Police say that around 9:55 p.m., Des Moines Police received 911 calls reporting 10-15 gunshots in the 21800 block of 30th Ave South.
While officers were checking the area for possible victims or witnesses, they received information from Sea-Tac Police that there was a shooting victim at the 7-11 store at 21454 International Blvd. Des Moines officers went to the 7-11 store and spoke to a cab driver that said he had just dropped off a fare in the 21800 block of 30th Ave S. The 50-year old male cab driver noticed three people standing in the parking lot of an apartment building. He saw a green Ford Expedition traveling southbound on 30th, and one or more subjects were leaning out the windows of the vehicle. They began firing in the direction of the three people that were standing in the apartment building parking lot.
The cab driver was caught in the crossfire and was struck by at least one bullet.
He was transported to Harborview Medical Center by King County Medic One, in serious, but not life-threatening condition.
The green Ford Expedition was found abandoned about two blocks west of where the shooting occurred. It had not been reported stolen and is registered to a nearby address.
No suspects are in custody and police do not have any suspect descriptions.
The three subjects that were apparently the intended targets fled on foot and we have not had any contact with them. We do not know if any of them were struck by bullets.
The cab and the green Ford Expedition were impounded to a secure facility.
Detectives will request search warrants so both vehicles can be searched.