Man Injured in Columbia City Drive-By Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg while sitting in his car early Thursday morning.

Just after midnight officers were called to Rainier Ave S and S McClellan Street when man was reporting his friend had been shot in the leg. The victim told officers he had been sitting in his car near 42 Ave S and S Juneau Street when another car approached. Officers were told an argument began between the occupants of the two cars, when someone shot through the open window of he car hitting the victim in the thigh.

Medics transported the 18-year-old victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Gang detectives are investigating the incident are currently at the hospital speaking with the victim. If you witnessed or have information on this incident please call 911 and ask to speak with an officer.