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Man shot in chest near 7th and Union

On 11/20/09, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the victim was observed in a parking lot directly north of the 700 block of E. Union St.  Witnesses heard 4 to 6 shots, observed a black Mercedes flee S/B from the parking lot, and the victim fall to the ground. 

Arriving officers located the victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim stated he was shot by the person fleeing in the black Mercedez.  He stated that the gun appeared to be a .40 or .45 cal. The victim described the suspect as a white male wearing a red shirt.

The victim was treated by Seattle Fire and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.   Officers located casings and bullets at the scene.  Numerous witnesses in the area were interviewed.  Area search for suspect was negative.   Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911.