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October 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Man wounded in leg in Rainier Valley shooting

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Medics treat the man who was wounded by gunfire Thursday morning in the Rainier Valley (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Update at 7:10 a.m.: Seattle police report that they’ve arrested a suspect in Thursday’s  shooting outside a restaurant in South Seattle.  Police say the suspect’s girlfriend called 911 about 4:40 p.m., saying her boyfriend had stabbed her in the shin.  When officers arrived at the house in the 7900 block of Rainier Avenue, they reportedly recognized the boyfriend’s name as the suspect in the earlier stabbing and shooting.

Police negotiators first tried to contact the 28-year-old suspect, the department said.  Officers then obtained a search, entered the house, and found the suspect hiding in the attic.  He was arrested without incident, they said.  The girlfriend’s stab wound was minor, they said.

They said detectives are still talking with witnesses to try to figure out what led up to the shooting.

Update at 7:15 p.m.: Officers are negotiating with a suspect in Thursday’s shooting, according to the Seattle Police Department. The suspect is in the 4800 block of South Kenyon Street.

Update at 12:55 p.m.: Witnesses tell Seattle police the gunman walked up to the victim outside a restaurant in the 2700 block of Rainier Avenue South and opened fire.

The manager of a restaurant called police at 11:20 a.m. and reported the shooting.

Detectives are following up on several leads in the case and are still collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

 

Original post: Seattle police are investigating a shooting in the 2700 block of Rainier Avenue South.

Police were called to the neighborhood around 11:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of gunfire and a man who was shot in the leg. Officers are searching for a Hispanic man in his 20s who is driving a black BMW in connection with the incident, the department said in a tweet.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said medics have transported the wounded man in his 40s with a gunshot wound to Harborview Medical Center. The victim, Moore said, is in stable condition.

Seattle Public Schools said that John Muir Elementary, Franklin High School and Kimball Elementary are on shelter-in-place status. School officials, in a tweet, said no students are involved in the shooting.

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