Man Shot in Rainier Beach

Officers are investigating a shooting that occurred in South Seattle this afternoon that left one man with life-threatening injuries.  At approximately 3:52 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting took place in the 10200 block of 55th Avenue South.  The victim, a 20-year-old male, was driving a Dodge Charger when he was struck in the head by a gunshot.  After being shot the victim drove to the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South where family members called 911.  There were no other persons believed to be in the victim’s vehicle at the time of the shooting.  

Fire department medics responded to the victim’s location and transported him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect (shooter) was seen fleeing the scene in a white Volvo sedan. 

Patrol officers have located a possible suspect vehicle, a white Volvo sedan, in the 5100 block of South Avon Street.  The vehicle is being impounded and taken to the evidence garage for further investigation.  The suspect remains at large.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.