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Shooting in West Seattle

Officers continue to investigate an apparent BB gun shooting that occurred in West Seattle late this afternoon.  At approximately 4:56 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a shooting in the 4700 block of 38th Avenue SW. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 31-year-old male victim was walking northbound on the east side of 38th Avenue SW when he was struck on the right cheek of his face by an unknown projectile, possibly a BB (pellet).  Some witnesses helped the victim walk to a nearby fire station for treatment.  Medics subsequently transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. 

It is unknown at this time where exactly the projectile came from or if the victim and suspect(s) are known to each other.   

A male subject stepped out of a possible suspect residence and is currently being interviewed by officers.  It is unknown at this time if there is more than one suspect.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.