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June 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Shots fired during attempted burglary in Highland Park

A Seattle man told police a would-be burglar opened fire at him last night during an attempted break-in. The man was not injured.

Police responded around 8:30 p.m. to a “shots fired” call in the 8100 block of Ninth Avenue Southwest. The resident  told officers that he was asleep when he heard a noise at the front door followed by a loud crash at the back door. He walked out of the front door and saw four male teens running from behind his house. 

The man told officers that he yelled at the teens and one turned around and pointed his arm at him.  The man said that he didn’t see a gun, but saw two or three flashes and heard gunshots.  The teens then ran south on 9th Avenue Southwest and west of Southwest Thistle Street. The man returned to the house and found that the back door had been kicked in. 

Officers found two shell casings in the area where the victim stated the teen fired the gun.

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