17-year-old male shot in downtown last night

Shooting victim found with gunshot wound to abdomen. On 2/21/14, just shortly before midnight, officers responded to a call of a shooting at 3rd Ave and Pine St. Officers located the victim in the alley behind a business  (the 200 block of Pine St – alley north.)

While there were a number of people with and around the victim, no one could provide information about what happened.  A garbage truck driver that was nearby said that he saw a group of young males get out of two vehicles that were parked in the lot. They crossed Pine St and went around the corner into the 1500 block of 2nd Ave.

A short time later, he heard a pop, possibly a gunshot, and the group then came running back around the corner.

The 17-year-old victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire medics with non-life threatening injuries.

While it is not clear what led up to the shooting, or involved suspects. Officers were able to determine that incident occurred in the 200 block of Pike St, where a .22 caliber shell casing was found.   

The investigation continues.

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