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Man Assaulted With Gun in Attempted Armed Robbery Near Columbia City Neighborhood

Police responded to a man assaulted in the head with a handgun Saturday afternoon in the 3500 block of South Edmonds Street near Columbia City neighborhood. 

When officers arrived just before 01:00 p.m., they contacted a 32-year-old man who reported he was walking to his residence when two males approached him from a vehicle located in an alley. One of these suspects threatened to shoot the victim and demanded for his phone. Both suspects pointed handguns at the victim as they walked closer to him. A third suspect remained in the vehicle. 

Before running from the suspects, one suspect hit the victim in the head with a handgun causing a minor non-life-threatening injury. The suspects returned to their vehicle and drove off last seen heading northbound toward South Alaska Street. 

Police did not locate the suspects or the involved vehicle.   

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