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Detectives Investigating After Man Shot at Alki Beach

Update: 2/6/2020- After the initial investigation, Gang detectives were able to identify and arrest the 21-year-old suspect Wednesday in Snohomish County. He was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault. This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Detectives are investigating after a 21-year-old man was shot and injured in the Alki neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Police were dispatched to reports of someone shot in the 2600 block of Alki Avenue Southwest. Officers spoke with witnesses who stated the victim was sitting at one of the fire pits when he was approached by a group of unidentified men. The witnesses said there was some type of fight disturbance and then shots were fired. They said the group scattered leaving behind the victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head.

Seattle Fire Department Medics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

Gang unit detectives are now investigating and are asking anyone with information to please call the tip line at 206-233-5000.