UPDATE: Shooting in the Central District

Officers continue to search for the suspect in a shooting in the Central District that left one man wounded.

At approximately 5:18 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of shots fired in the alley behind the 900 block of 26th Avenue.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim was exiting his gated yard into the alley when he heard a male voice yell something.  He then heard a single gunshot and was struck in the leg by a bullet.  The victim ran away from the shooter and back into his house. His mother began to drive him to the hospital when responding officers arrived.  The victim summoned the officers for assistance. 

The officers called fire department medics to the scene.  The medics subsequently transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses observed a black male suspect running southbound through the alley with a gun in his hand.  Officers conducted an extensive area search however, the suspect remains at large.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, last seen wearing a black baseball cap and a black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

The original post on this incident can be viewed here: http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2013/05/30/man-wounded-in-shooting-at-26th-and-spring/