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The Today File

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May 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Man shot in South Seattle robbery

A man was shot in the hand during an armed robbery Sunday morning, according to Seattle police.

A suspect remains at-large, police reported, after medics responded to the incident near 46th Avenue South and South Henderson Street.

The victim, 30, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The shooting occurred just before 11 a.m., police reported, when the victim was walking on the sidewalk of South Henderson Street with a male friend. Three unknown men approached and asked the victim if he had change for a $100 bill.

The two groups of men walked to a stairwell to exchange money. A suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded all of the victim’s cash. The victim grabbed the suspect and his gun fired, hitting the victim’s right hand. The suspect snatched the victim’s backpack and ran to the west with two others. The victim and his uninjured friend ran south.

Police described the primary suspect as a black male, 5-foot-5, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black North Face jacket, and carrying the victim’s black backpack.  Police said no description was provided on the other two suspects.

Officers searched the area unsuccessfully for the primary suspect.

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