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April 29, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man shot in leg near Mount Baker neighborhood

A man in his 20s was shot in the leg this afternoon when a gunman opened fire on a passing car near the Mount Baker neighborhood, police said.

According to Seattle police, witnesses said two men and two women were standing in front of a gas station near Rainier Avenue South and South McClellan Street around 1:45 p.m. One of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire on a passing car.

The group then fled.

Minutes later, a man in his 20s arrived at a medical clinic at Rainier Avenue South and South Brandon Street with what police described as a non-life-threatening wound to his leg. Seattle Fire Department medics took the wounded man to Harborview Medical Center.

The department’s gang unit is investigating.

Police plan to examine surveillance video from the gas station to see if it offers any clues.

A witness, who didn’t want to be named, said he saw two men running from the scene. One was holding what appeared to be a Glock handgun, he said.

Seattle police are investigating three fatal shootings in the Leschi area and Central District since April 19. Police have said they don’t know if the killings are related, and they are not ruling out gang activity.

On Friday night, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot just before 11 p.m. in the Leschi neighborhood near 28th Avenue South and South Charles Street.

The previous evening, about two blocks north of Friday’s shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot to death about 7 p.m.

And on April 19, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:30 a.m. near East Union Street and 22nd Avenue.

Seattle police gather at a gas station at Rainier Avenue South and South McClellan Street where a person was shot in the leg. The suspect escaped. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Seattle police gather at a gas station at Rainier Avenue South and South McClellan Street where a person was shot in the leg. The suspect escaped. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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