A 44-year old man is in the hospital receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg following an early morning shooting near Judkins Park.
At around 7:00 this morning, East Precinct officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired near 27th Avenue South and East Yesler Way. Officers located the victim with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told officers that he had a confrontation with two men when one of them pulled out a gun and shot at him, striking him once. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.
Officers located several shell casings in the 300 Block of 26th Avenue South. The victim was not very forthcoming with information or descriptions of the suspects. It is believed that the victim knew the suspects and that the argument may have been about a woman. Officers searched the area but did not locate the suspects involved. This remains an active investigation.