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Man shot by “robber”

On 10/27/09, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to Swedish Hospital ER in Ballard, where staff reported that they were treating a gunshot victim.  The adult victim had gunshot wounds to his left hand and thigh. 

The victim reported that he and his friend were walking to the AM/PM near Aurora and Northgate, when an unknown person confronted them and demanded money.  The victim claimed that when he told the suspect he had no money, the suspect produced a handgun (victim & witness were unsure of the type of gun). 

The victim alleged that a struggle ensued between he and the suspect, and the gun discharged, shooting him through the hand and thigh.  The suspect fled the scene with the weapon; no money or property was taken. 

Officers thoroughly searched the area of the alleged crime scene, finding no evidence to support the victim’s claim.  There were no 911 calls in the area referencing shots being fired.

The victim nor witness could not provide a suspect description.