A man in his 40′s was shot downtown tonight under unknown circumstances that remain under active investigation. At approximately 9:38 p.m. officers responded to multiple 911 calls of two groups of people shooting at each other near 3rd Avenue and Lenora Street. Responding officers were initially unable to locate any suspects or victims after an extensive area search.
Approximately 45 minutes after the initial call, a citizen called 911 to report a man with a gunshot wound getting on a Metro bus at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street. Officers quickly located that bus and effected a traffic stop at 3rd Avenue and Union Street. Officers boarded the bus and located a male in his 40′s with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Officers called fire department medics to the scene, who then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The victim was not cooperative with officers regarding what events transpired leading up to the shooting nor would the victim provide any suspect information.
Witnesses not involved in the incident described one shooter as a black male wearing a white tank top.
Preliminary investigation has not yet determined if that suspect was the only shooter or if there were others as well. The suspect(s) remain at large.
This remains an active and on-going investigation.