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Man Shot at West Seattle Industrial District Encampment

Detectives are investigating after a suspect shot a man in the leg at an encampment near the 1st Avenue South Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 2:00 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 2nd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Michigan Street. Police arrived and immediately applied a tourniquet to a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Seattle Fire Department medics transported the 36-year-old victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

According to witnesses, the shooting may have been related to a fight that occurred earlier in the day at the encampment, and the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers recovered a shotgun shell and other evidence from the scene, and detectives are investigating.