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Two Arrested Following Beacon Hill Shooting

Officers arrested two men Sunday night after another man was wounded in a shooting at a Beacon Hill apartment building.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 4500 block of 29th Avenue South just before 9 PM Sunday.  As officers arrived on scene they were told by witnesses that a man had been shot and was taken to a hospital by his family. Police confirmed a short time later that a man with a gunshot wound to the stomach and hip had been dropped off at Harborview Medical Center.

Officers spoke to witnesses at the scene of the shooting who provided a description of the suspect but claimed not to know who the man was.

Hours later, police were called back to the apartment after receiving reports the gunman had returned.

Officers spotted a man in the lobby that matched the description given to them earlier in the evening.  Officers watched as the man entered an apartment.  The officers knocked on the door and were greeted by the one of the people who told them earlier he didn’t know who the shooter was.  Officers entered the apartment and arrested the 18-year-old suspected gunman and a 21-year-old witnesses who admitted to hiding evidence before the police arrived earlier in the evening.  When officers searched the 21-year-old they found 28 grams of MDMA and a bullet casing.

The 18-year-old was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and the 21-year-old was booked for assault, rendering criminal aid, drug charges, and an unrelated warrant.