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Man shot following a disturbance

A 22-year-old man was shot following a disturbance in front of a house on 26th Av S.

Today, just shortly after 5:00 p.m., several neighbors called 9-1-1 and reported hearing 3 to 5 gunshots.  There were also reports that the victim was leaving with several people in a silver Mazda.

Officers responded and secured the scene.

Additional officers responded to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) and located the silver Mazda, the victim, and its occupants. The vehicle was secured and taken to the SPD processing room. The victim sustained 2 gunshot wounds to the torso and was immediately rushed into surgery.  His status is unknown at this time.

According to witnesses, an argument occurred in front of a house in the 500 block of 26th Ave S. The victim, suspect and several other people were involved.

Detectives contacted the victim’s mother at HMC. She told detectives that the victim was at the scene of an argument between his father, and the father of the victim’s 18- year-old girlfriend. During that argument her son was shot.  She went on to say that she does not know why her son was shot and didn’t know the name of the female or the female’s father.

The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, wearing a black jacket, black shoes, and a knit cap. The suspect left the area on foot.

The Gang Unit responded and processed the scene.  This is an open and active investigation.