South Seattle

More shots fired near South Seattle community center

SEATTLE -- Shots were fired Tuesday night near the Van Asselt Community Center in South Seattle less than a week after an 18-year-old man walked into the community center with two gunshot wounds.

According to the Seattle Police Department, officers heard shots coming from the 2800 block of South Myrtle Street shortly before 7:15 p.m.

Responding officers stopped two 20-year-old men running through the area . According to police, the men are known to have carried guns in the past. However, two witnesses to -- or possible victims in -- the shooting were unable to positively identify the men, and they were released pending further investigation.

Officers found a loaded handgun at the southwest corner of the community center and matching shell casings on the north side of the building.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

On Jan. 22, an 18-year-old man walked into the Van Asselt Community Center with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm after reportedly being shot nearby. According to police, the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment but refused to cooperate with investigators.