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Man Wounded In Shooting At 23rd and Union

A 49-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening at a barbershop near 23rd Avenue and East Union Street.

Police received reports of a shooting around 6:30 PM and arrived to find the 49-year-old victim sitting in a chair inside the business.

Witnesses at the scene didn’t provide much information about the incident, but it appears the suspect entered the business, shot the victim, and then fled. Several men were also reportedly heard arguing on the street near the business around the time of the shooting.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries to both his legs.

The suspect–described as a black male with a short beard, wearing a Seahawks beanie, leather jacket, light colored shirt and khakis–walked away from the scene. Police searched the area but were unable to find the man.

SPD Gang Unit detectives are investigating.