Man Shot in Friday Morning University District Robbery

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot and robbed early Friday morning in the University District.

At 3:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported hearing a disturbance followed by a gunshot in the 4000 block of 8th Avenue Northeast. Police responded and found a man with gunshot wounds in both legs. Police began first aid and then turned over care to Seattle Fire Department medics when they arrived. Medics transported the 36-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center.

The victim told officers he had pulled up to a friend’s house on a motorcycle, when two men on another motorcycle pulled up alongside him and demanded his backpack. They then assaulted him, knocking him from his bike, and shot him before stealing his motorcycle and leaving.

Police recovered a stolen motorcycle at the scene.

Robbery detectives responded to this incident and will lead the ongoing investigation.