Man Shot on Capitol Hill, Suspect at Large

A man was shot after an argument inside a bar on Capitol Hill this morning.  At approximately 3:36 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the area of 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  Officers arrived in the area within minutes and located a large group of people standing around in the 1000 block of South Main Street.  Officers spoke with people on the street and security officers at the nearby bars.  No one claimed to know anything about a shooting and no victims nor property damage was located.

At approximately 3:55 a.m. a 19-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right upper leg was dropped off at Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Room by his friends.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was shot near the intersection of 12th Avenue South and South Main Street following an argument he had with an unknown suspect inside a nearby bar.  The suspect appears to have been on foot when he shot the victim.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle and remains at large.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned East African male in his 20’s, 5’7″, 150 pounds, last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.