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Officers Investigating Shooting in West Seattle Neighborhood Last Night

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred last night in the South Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle.  The victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot in the shoulder and is being treated at the hospital.  The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.

Just before 7:00 pm Thursday, a resident in the 8800 block of Delridge Way SW reported a burglary in progress when he observed a man attempting to break into his home.  Officers responded and located the possible burglar.  The man had been shot in the shoulder.  Officers immediately provided first aid and called for Seattle Fire to respond.  The victim reported to police that someone had broken into his home nearby and fought with him.  During the struggle the suspect  shot him and then fled.  The victim ran to the location on Delridge seeking assistance.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.  A K-9 team responded and attempted a track.  The Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Guardian One, also provided assistance, but officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Officers learned later from the victim that he may know the suspect, and detectives will follow up on that information.