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April 26, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Man shot during robbery attempt in University District

Seattle police say a 26-year -old man was shot in the arm during an attempted robbery early this morning in the University District.

The victim was walking in the 4500 block of Ninth Avenue N.E. shortly before 1 a.m., when two people, one armed with a gun and the other carrying a baseball bat, confronted him and demanded money.

One began hitting the man with the bat. Police said the victim raised his arms to protect himself, and the second suspect pulled a gun, firing twice. Police say the victim was shot once, near his left elbow.

The suspects fled the area, possibly toward a car, while the victim ran the opposite direction and sought help in a nearby nightclub, police said.

The victim was taken to the hospital with what police describe as injuries that were not life threatening. Officers searched the area for the suspects, but did not find them.

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