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October 12, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Man wounded by gunfire rides bike to Seattle fire station

From Times staff reporter Steve Miletich:

Seattle police were called to a South Seattle fire station Wednesday afternoon after a 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound rode up on a bicycle.

The man, who rode to the station in the 2900 block of South Mount Baker Boulevard shortly after 3:30 p.m., appeared to have powder burns on the inside of his sweatpants, said Detective Jeff Kappel, a police spokesman.

The man was treated at the fire station, then taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according Seattle police.

Gang Unit detectives who interviewed the man at the hospital learned that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

Three other people have been wounded in accidental shootings in Seattle since Friday.

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