UPDATE: Two Wounded By Gunfire In Downtown, Belltown

UPDATE: Officers have completed their investigation at 3 Ave and Blanchard St.  The caller had stated he had been shot in the chest and needed assistance. When officers arrived they discovered the caller had suffered a gunshot wound earlier in life and was asking for assistance with an unrelated issue this evening.  Officers provided him with the desired assistance before leaving the area.

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Three Two men were wounded by gunfire Wednesday evening in downtown Seattle.

Officers on foot patrol near Westlake Center heard gunfire just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and ran toward the sounds of the shots. Police saw a large group of people running from 3rd and Pine St, where officers found two men with gunshot wounds.

Medics transported the two victims—25-year-old man in critical condition and a 16-year-old man in serious condition—to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Officers are still working to get a description of the gunman or gunmen from the 3rd and Pine and are working with local businesses to acquire video of the incident.

As police were responding to the shooting at 3rd and Pine, officers received another report of a man with a gunshot wound to the chest at a bus stop at 3rd Ave and Blanchard Street. Police are still investigating, but have not yet established a link between the two incidents.

Crime scene investigators as well as the Gang Unit are collecting evidence and speaking with witnesses at both scenes.

If you have information please call SPD Homicide/assault tip line at (206) 233-5000.