Robbery Attempt, Man Shot in Leg Last Night in West Seattle

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg last night during an attempted robbery in the 2600 Block of SW Trenton.  The injury is not life-threatening.

Last night, at around 8:35 pm, the victim stated that he was walking through the athletic field when three unknown males approached him, one armed with a gun.  The victim told officers that the men attempted to take his backpack, but the victim held onto it.  The suspects assaulted the victim and shot him in the right calf.  After the shot was fired, the suspects fled without  any of the victim’s belongings.  The victim began yelling for assistance and neighbors called 911. Officers conducted an area check but did not locate the suspects.  The victim received medical treatment for his injury.  Gang Unit detectives responded and will conduct the follow-up investigation.