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Attempted Robbery/Shooting downtown

On March 13th at approximately 9:02 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of an attempted robbery with a man shot in a parking garage in the 700 block of 1st Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and located a 28-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.  SFD medics responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that a male suspect approached the victim near his car on the second level of the parking garage and demanded his money.  The victim attempted to walk away at which point the suspect pulled out a black handgun and shot the victim in the chest.  The victim jumped from the second level of the parking garage in order to get away from the suspect.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

The suspect is described as a thin black male, approximately 5’9″, wearing a dark hoody and armed with a black handgun. 

An area search for the suspect was unsuccessful and he remains at large.  Robbery detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate. 

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.