Update: Police arrested the suspected gunman on I-5 (pictured below) and have detained two other people. The other individuals stopped by police have been identified and released, and detectives continue to investigate the incident.
The victim has been identified as a 40-year-old man, who is now in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.——
Seattle police took five people into custody Wednesday evening following a shooting in the University District, which left one man with serious injuries.
Just before 5:15 PM police received several reports of gunfire near NE 47th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in his 40s with a single gunshot wound lying on the ground near an alleyway.
Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries and officers began searching the area for several vehicles, which had fled the scene moments after the shooting.
Officers performed two high-risk stops—one on an SUV on Interstate 5 near Lake City and another on a vehicle near 85th and Aurora—and detained five people in connection with the shooting.
Officers and detectives are still investigating the incident, and we’ll update this post with additional details as we get them.
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