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Shooting in West Seattle was robbery gone bad

On July 16th, at about 5:10 PM, South West Precinct officers responded to the 9700 Block of 33 Avenue Southwest on a report of a shooting.  An adult male who had apparently befriended the suspects the night before, met  the suspects, described as two black men and a white female, outside of a residence where he was planning on purchasing some items from one of the suspects.  As the victim reached for his wallet, one of the suspects pulled out a gun.  There was a struggle over the weapon, and the victim was shot once in the buttocks.  The suspects fled in a maroon Ford Bronco.  Police and Seattle Fire responded to the scene and SFD transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center.  The injury is not considered life-threatening.

Gang detectives also responded and are following up on potential leads. This remains an active and on going investigation.