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August 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Man grazed by gunshot during robbery at Cal Anderson Park

Seattle police say a man was grazed by gunfire during a robbery at Cal Anderson Park around 1 this morning.

Two men were hanging out near the Capitol Hill park’s baseball dugout after park hours when they were confronted by four or five males, said police spokesman Drew Fowler. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and ordered the two to turn over their cellphones and wallets, he said.

At some point during the robbery the gun went off, although it’s unclear whether the gunshot was intentional. A bullet grazed the head of one victim, Fowler said.

Officers on patrol nearby heard the gunshot and as they approached the park saw a group of males running away.

Officers caught one of the males in the 1200 block of East Howell Street. Fowler said he had a cellphone and wallet belonging to one of the victims. A gun was found on the ground about 10 feet away.

“It is believed he ditched the gun prior to being apprehended. He is believed to be the gunman,” Fowler said.

The 17-year-old was taken to the King County Youth Service Center. No other arrests have been made.

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