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Early Morning Shooting Investigation on Capitol Hill, Victim Has Non Life-Threatening Injuries

East Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting early Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of East Union.  The victim, a 21-year-old male, is being treated at Harborview Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:20 am, officers responded to a report of a disturbance between two groups at that location.  The disturbance quickly escalated into shots being fired.  Officers arrived but the parties involved had all fled the area in cars.  Officers did locate a scene and began to collect evidence from the shooting.  As officers were still on the scene, information came in from a nearby urgent care facility that a gunshot victim had been dropped off at their doors, and that the vehicle had driven away.

Officers responded to the urgent care facility.  The victim was later transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non life-threatening injuries.  The vehicle the victim was transported in was located a short distance away and the driver was interviewed by officers.  The vehicle appeared to have been damaged by gunfire, and was impounded for detectives to examine later.  The driver of the vehicle was released after he was interviewed.

Gang Unit detectives will handle the follow up investigation.