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Officers Investigating Thursday Morning Ravenna Park Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot at a north Seattle park Thursday morning.

A park employee called 911 at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to report the sound of gunfire in the area of Ravenna Park.  Officers arrived and found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg and immediately applied a tourniquet to stem the bleeding.

Seattle Fire Department Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police spoke with witnesses who said there was a disturbance between the victim and a man who pulled out a gun and shot the victim.  Officers are now scouring the surrounding areas looking for the suspect. Witnesses described the suspect a white male with long black hair and facial hair, wearing all black.

Seattle Police K9 Blitz led a team of officers and tracked the suspect for an hour before they eventually spotted the suspect.  The suspect attempted to flee the area on a bike, but through the coordinated effort of patrol and SWAT officers, he was taken into custody minutes later.  Officers searched the man and recovered a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

Detectives will now interview the man to determine what may have led up to the incident.

This remains an active case and details may change as the investigation continues.