Detectives Investigating After Man Shot in Columbia City Neighborhood

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot near Rainier Avenue South and South Juneau Street Monday afternoon.

Witnesses began calling 911 at 3:40 p.m. to report shots fired in the 4400 block of Rainier Avenue South. When officers arrived witnesses began telling them two vehicle sped from the area immediately following the shots.

Minutes later dispatchers sent officers to Harborview Medical Center where a man was dropped off with a gunshot wound to the hip. Detectives believe that the man’s injuries were sustained in the earlier shooting incident.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the violent crimes tip line at (206)233-5000.