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January 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Man carrying gun in Belltown fight, shot in buttocks by police

Seattle police shot a man in the buttocks after they witnessed him carrying a gun during a confrontation with another man in Belltown Sunday morning.

Police officials said the officers were responding to an unusually high volume of disturbance calls in Belltown at the time.

Police said the victim, in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., after gang detectives observed two men involved in an altercation at the corner of 1st Avenue and Blanchard Street. One of the men was carrying a gun and when officers approached, he took off running with the weapon.

Officers chased him, shot him at least once in his backside. The man continued running northbound on 2nd Avenue, before ducking into a parking lot on the west side of the street, where officers located him.

Detectives said they located a handgun they believe belong to the man. The incident is under investigation.

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