Man claims he was just walking along when he was shot yesterday in South Seattle

Gang Unit (GU) Detectives investigating South Seattle shooting. On 1/11/14, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of South Court Street to investigate reports of shots being heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings on the ground, but did not locate any victims or property damage.

The shell casings were collected and submitted into the evidence.  Just shortly before 7:00 p.m., communications received a 911 call from Swedish Hospital, advising that a male had walk into the ER suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim told the nurse he was shot near Rainier Av.

Officers responded to Swedish Hospital, contacted the victim and verified he was the victim associated with the shots fired call on South Court Street. The victim stated that he was walking when he heard several shots and suddenly felt pain in his leg. The victim went on to say he heard a vehicle drive away, but was unable to provide a description of the vehicle or any suspects.

The victim admitted to being a Gang Member and said there are currently several opposition gangs angry with him. The victim said after he was shot, he was able to call friends to pick him up and take him to the hospital. The 21-yr-old victim was transported from Swedish Hospital to Harborview Medical Center via ambulance.  He sustained a non-threatening gun shot would to the left inner thigh.

Gang Unit Detectives responded to Harborview Medical Center. GU will have responsibility of this case.