The Port of Seattle and the Seattle Fire Department have closed all ports in Pierce County after two men were shot and wounded Monday morning in the harbor city.
The men, both 23, were shot outside a barbershop near the pier at Seattle’s waterfront.
They are being treated at Harborview Medical Center and are expected to survive.
The shooting happened about 8:45 a.m. near the north end of the pier.
Port spokeswoman Kim Buesseler said there was no information about the men’s race.
She said she could not comment on their conditions.
The shooting occurred near the port’s west entrance, just east of the Pier 14 entrance.
Port spokesman Tim Daley said the shooting happened in front of the barbershops and nearby businesses.
“There’s nothing we can do about that.
I’m sure we’ll be talking to them about it,” Daley told reporters.
The men were not identified.
He said he could not say whether they had tattoos.
Police said one of the men was taken to Harborview and the other to Seattle Hospital Center.
A third man was taken by ambulance to Harbor View.
Police said they have not released his name.
Police also said a woman, also in the barber shop, was treated at the scene and is expected to be OK.
Bueseler told reporters that no charges would be filed.
Daley said there are no further details about the incident and the port is investigating.
He said the two men are from the area and that the two had been drinking at a nearby barbers shop.