Officers Arrest Gunman In Saturday Afternoon Lake City Shooting

UPDATE:

Anti-Crime Team officers, following up on leads in Saturday’s shooting, tracked the suspect to the 8500 block of 8 Avenue Northeast.  Officers converged on the home and talked the 18-year-old suspect into surrendering. Gang unit detectives are now conducting followup investigations while they continue to search for evidence.

ORIGINAL:

Officers are investigating after a man was shot in Virgil Flaim Park just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses called 911 after they saw a confrontation between two men that ended with shots being fired. Officers arrived at the park and found a man with a single gunshot wound to the leg. Officers provided first aid until medics  arrived and took the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers spoke to witnesses who said the confrontation may have started because the victim owed the suspect money.  The witnesses said the suspect pulled out a silver handgun and fired, striking the victim once.  The suspect then climbed into a silver SUV and sped away.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

If you have any information in this case please call the tip line at (206)233-5000.