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Detectives Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting on Capitol Hill

Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday evening in a Capitol Hill alley.

Witnesses began calling 911 at 8 p.m. to report shots fired in an alley of the 100 block of Melrose Avenue East.

Officers arrived and found a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the calf. Seattle Fire Department medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Witnesses described the shooter as a black male in his 20’s wearing a black sweatshirt and grey sweat pants. They said the suspect climbed into a waiting silver Toyota Corolla and fled the scene.

Gang Unit detectives are now investigating and asking anyone with information to please call the SPD Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000.