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Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting in Belltown

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Belltown early Thursday morning.

At 1:06 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing several gunshots near 2nd Avenue and Vine Street. Police arrived and found a male in the 2600 block of 2nd Avenue with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police and firefighters attempted lifesaving measures, but they were unsuccessful. Seattle Fire Department Medics declared the approximately 50-year-old man deceased at the scene.

Members of SPD’s CSI Unit responded to process the scene for evidence. Homicide detectives also responded and will lead the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.