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May 3, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Man shot in head in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

UPDATE AT 5:18 P.M.: Fire department medics responded to the victim’s location and transported him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE AT 5:04 P.M.: Police have impounded a possible suspect vehicle, a white Volvo sedan, which was recovered in the 5100 block of South Avon Street. The shooter remains at large.

UPDATE AT 4:33 P.M.: Police responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South just before 4 p.m.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting took place near 55th Avenue South and South Prentice Street, police said.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was driving a Dodge Charger when he was struck in the head by a gunshot, police said. The victim then drove to the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South, where family members called 911.

No one else was in the victim’s vehicle at the time of the shooting, police said.

The shooter is believed to have been in another vehicle.

UPDATE AT 4:22 P.M.: The Seattle Fire Department says the victim is in his 20s and has a gunshot wound to the head. Still no word on suspect(s).

ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police are investigating a shooting near Renton Avenue South and 51st Avenue South.

Police say the victim, a man, was struck in the eyebrow/forehead by a bullet, but was able to drive to his home, where police found him.

Police say the victim is conscious and alert. He’s being taken to Harborview Medical Center.

It’s the second reported shooting in Seattle today.

This morning, police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting in the 5200 block of 39th Avenue South. In that shooting, witnesses said the gunman may have been firing at the occupants of a black Mercedes-Benz around 10:40 a.m. No one was injured.

We’ll update this post as soon as we have more details.

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