Detectives Investigating Saturday Night Shooting

Detectives are investigating after a 31-year-old man was injured when an unknown man fired a gun into the ground in the Chinatown/International District Neighborhood Saturday night.

The victim called the police at 10:15 PM for a report of a man who had fired a gun in the 1200 block of South Jackson Street. When officers arrived they found the 31-year-old man with minor injuries to his leg. The man said he was walking down the street when he passed another man. He said that the unknown man pulled out a gun and fired a shot into the ground. The shrapnel from the fired bullet ricocheted into the victim’s leg causing the injury.

The victim said he fled the scene until he was a safe distance away to call the police. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim described the suspect as a Vietnamese man in his 30’s or 40’s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a cream-colored crosshatch pattern.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate any possible suspects. If you have any information in this case please call the tip line at 206-233-5000.