A homeowner was shot inside his house tonight after an argument with visitors; officers and detectives are actively investigating the circumstances. On November 29th at 8:18 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a robbery with shots fired inside of a house in the 2300 block of 24th Avenue South. Officers arrived on scene and discovered an adult male victim, possibly in his 20′s, with a gunshot wound to the leg. Fire department medics were called to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that three male suspects knocked on the door of the residence and were let inside. An argument ensued between the suspects and the homeowner (there were four additional people inside the house at the time). One of the suspects shot the homeowner in the leg. The homeowner retrieved a shotgun and fired at least one shotgun round at the suspect however, it is unknown if any of the suspects were hit. The suspects then fled the scene and remain at large.
There is not a good description of the suspects at this point. The victim and the witnesses have not been totally forthcoming with the investigating officers and detectives.
Patrol officers, Robbery and CSI detectives are on scene and continue to actively investigate.