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Detectives Investigating Thursday Night Belltown Shooting

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot in Belltown late Thursday night.

Witnesses began calling in reports of shots fired and a person down on the ground at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Bell Street just before 11 pm. Police arrived within two minutes and found the 35-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to the wounded leg and called for medics.

Seattle Fire Department medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

An officer searching the area located a handgun that had been tossed in a nearby dumpster. A K-9 track for the suspects, however, was unsuccessful.

Gang Unit detectives are now working with witnesses to develop a suspect description.

This remains an active case and if you have any information please call the tip line at (206) 233-5000.