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Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Injured

A man was shot twice in the 700 block of Westlake Ave. North at 2 a.m this morning.

West Precinct Officers were sent to a fight outside a bar in the Westlake Neighborhood.  On their way to the scene, the officers got updates that there were shots fired at the same bar.

Witnesses described a car of people leaving the area, said to be involved in the fight. Witnesses were unsure as to where the gunshots came from.

Patrol officers were able to stop the car and speak with an occupant who said they heard the shots but didn’t see anything.

Gang Unit Detectives processed the shooting scene and found five shell casings.

Later in the morning, a man arrived at Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the leg and buttocks.

The shooting victim told detectives he saw a fight, and then heard and felt the shots.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this shooting.  If you have any information you are asked to call the violent crime tip line at 206-233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.