Update at 5:52 P.M.:|
The 19-year-old who showed up at Swedish Medical Center/First Hill with a gunshot wound this morning told police he was shot by a man in his 20s after a verbal argument.
In an item on their online blog, Seattle police said the victim told them the man approached him about 6:30 a.m. at the corner of 12th Avenue and East Jefferson Street, and asked the victim whether he was friends with a third man who was lying on the sidewalk.
After they started to argue, the victim said, the man pulled out a handgun, pointing it at his stomach. The victim told police he pushed the gun away as the man fired, and the bullet hit his left leg. The man then ran off, he said.
Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 911 or Seattle police. They said they will accept anonymous information.
Seattle police say a man showed up at a hospital this morning with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The 19-year-old man arrived at Swedish Medical Center/First Hill at 7:12 a.m. with what police described as a non-life-threatening wound.
Police are investigating how the man suffered the gunshot wound.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional details.