Police investigating shot-up targets found around Capitol Hill

Police investigating shot-up targets found around Capitol Hill
A bullet-riddled target was found outside the League of Women Voters offices in Capitol Hill July 5. (Courtesy of League of Women Voters)

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department is investigating two shot-up targets found around Capitol Hill this month, including one left outside the offices of the League of Women Voters.

According to police, a practice target full of bullet holes was found outside the League of Women Voters offices in the 1600 block of 18th Avenue July 5.

A second target was found attached to a tree a few blocks away at 17th Avenue and East Madison Street July 17, according to police.

Staff at the League of Women Voters believes it's possible the first target was left for them because of the organization's support for I-594, a November initiative to close loopholes on background checks for firearms.

“This apparent attempt to intimidate us will not dissuade us from our work,” President Ellen Barton said in a post on the organization’s website. “The League of Women Voters will continue to be a forum for dialogue, research and education on gun laws and gun violence.”

Police have little information to go on and are continuing to investigate the incidents.