The humanity behind the numbers in slew of tragic shootings across Seattle

Police close off a street in downtown Seattle to investigate a shooting on July 25, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Jason Rantz/KTTH)

The latest tally following a rash of shootings across Seattle this weekend includes seven separate and unrelated shootings with at least 11 people hit, five of them dead.

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The gunfire erupted across seven neighborhoods from Roosevelt and the Chinatown International District to Lake City and Pioneer Square. They happened outside clubs, at parks, and, in one case, during what was supposed to be a celebration.

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