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Man Injured in Thursday Afternoon Shooting in Columbia City

Police are investigating after a man was shot in Columbia City Thursday afternoon.

At 1:23 p.m., police responded to a report of shots heard near the intersection of 36th Avenue South and South Adams Street. Officers located a crime scene, but no victims. A witness told officers someone had driven a male victim to the hospital before police and firefighters arrived. East Precinct officers reported to Harborview Medical Center while South Precinct officers remained at the scene to collect evidence and attempt to locate additional witnesses.

A short time later, a 43-year-old man arrived at HMC with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The man was only able to provide officers with a brief suspect description before hospital staff began treating him.

Police will continue to investigate this incident.