South Seattle shooting incident turns out to be self-inflicted gunshot wound

On October 12th at approximately 3:37 p.m. officers responded to a report of an adult male on a bicycle who showed up at a fire station in the 2900 block of South Mount Baker Boulevard with a gunshot wound to the leg.  The subject initially told officers he was shot in a drive-by shooting. 

In the course of their on-scene investigation officers discovered fresh gun powder residue on the inside of the subject’s sweatpants. 

He was treated by SFD personnel and transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Gang Unit detectives interviewed the subject at the hospital and determined that the subject’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted (he was struck in the left thigh and left hand).   

The subject is a 20-year-old male.  Gang Unit detectives continue to actively investigate.