Shots Fired Called, Victim Shows Up to Hospital

A call of “shots fired” in the area of 12th and Jefferson last night is now being investigated as a shooting after a 24-year-old man walked into Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his arm and side.

Last night, at about 8:15 pm, East Precinct officers responded to several calls of “shots fired” near 12th and Jefferson.  Officers arrived but did not locate anything at that time.  Approximately 15 minutes later, officers were notified that  a gunshot wound victim had walked into Harborview’s Emergency Room and was taken into surgery.  The preliminary information is that the injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  Officers investigating the original call were able to locate shell casings in front of a business in the 400 Block of 12th Avenue.  A witness later informed police that the victim had been at the scene of the shooting.  Officers collected evidence from the scene and the hospital.  Detectives were notified and will be following up on this incident.