Suspicious circumstances, not a shooting, downtown

On September 18th,  at approximately 8:00 p.m., West Precinct  officers responded to the alley between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue in the 1100 block to investigate a possible gunshot victim.  A security guard working at a nearby buidling had found the victim, a sixteen-year-old  male, lying in the alley with a shallow, circular wound to his chest.

Initially, it appeared that the wound might be a small caliber gunshot wound. 

However, once officers arrived along with SFD personnel, investigation revealed that the wound had not penetrated beyond the surface layers of skin and was not bleeding very much. The medics theorized that the injury might have been caused by a pellet gun.  The victim was extremely intoxicated, and he could not provide a coherent account of the incident, though he did claim that someone had pointed a pistol at him.  There were no shots fired calls through SPD Dispatch leading up to the victim finding his way into the alley. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, but was uncooperative with officers.  He could not provide a suspect description.