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Man shot at Rainier Ave. S. and S. Cloverdale

On January 31st, at approximately 4:19 pm,  South Precinct officers responded to the 9000 Block of Rainier Avenue South to investigate reports of a shooting.  Officers contacted the nineteen year old victim, who stated that just prior to that he was walking by a large group of young men at Rainier Avenue South and South Cloverdale.  The victim stated that as he walked by, one of the men in the group pointed a handgun at him and shot in the head, close to his left eyebrow.  The victim escaped by running down the street to a store where officers contacted him.  The victim would not provide any additional information on the suspect or possible motive.  The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injury.  The Gang Unit also responded and will be responsible for the follow up investigation.