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Man Shot in the Hand in Robbery Near Atlantic Neighborhood

Seattle Police responded to a report of a man walking into Harborview Medical Center with a gunshot wound earlier this morning in the 300 block of 9th Avenue.

When officers arrived just after midnight, they contacted a 19-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hand. The male victim reported being driven to the hospital from where the shooting occurred in the 200 block of 20th Avenue South near Pratt Park.

According to the victim, a man walked up to him asking if he had a cigarette to which the victim said no. The man then asked what else the victim had on him as he pulled out a black handgun. Seeing the gun, the victim shoved the suspect and ran.

The victim heard two gunshots and dove to the ground, knocking himself unconscious in the process. He woke to find his shoes were missing.

Police searched near Pratt Park but did not locate the shooting scene or any possible suspects.

Robbery Detectives will lead the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information related to this case, please call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.