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Detectives Investigating After Man Shot at 1st Avenue and Cherry Street

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night at 1st Avenue and Cherry Street.  The victim, a 34-year-old man, was shot in the stomach and was later transported to Harborview Medical Center by the Seattle Fire Department in critical condition.

At approximately 10:50 pm officers responded to reports of a shooting at 1st Avenue and Cherry Street.  An off-duty officer located the victim and began performing life-saving measures until responding officers arrived.  According to witnesses, there was a disturbance between several people just prior to the shooting.  The best description of the suspect is a black male, 20’s, wearing a dark top and dark pants.  The suspect was believed to have fled the scene southbound on 1st Avenue South.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect.

Detectives will continue to investigate this shooting.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department at 206-233-5000.