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Man Injured in Sunday Night Shooting on Aurora

Detectives are investigating after a man reported on Monday morning that he had been shot the night before in Bitter Lake.

Monday at about 8:30 a.m., police and Seattle Fire Department firefighters responded to the 900 block of North 96th Street for a man with a possible stab wound. However, arriving officers and firefighters discovered the man had an apparent grazing gunshot wound to his side.

The victim told police the shooting occurred in the 12500 block of Aurora Avenue North on Sunday evening. He said he had confronted a man who he believed was harassing women in the area. The man left, but then returned with a handgun and shot the victim.

The victim stated he then left the area, boarded a bus, and returned home – where he “got a good night’s sleep.” In the morning, a third party called 911 on his behalf.

The victim refused to go to the hospital and declined all medical treatment from Seattle Fire Department medics at the scene.

Detectives with the Gun Violence Reduction Unit will investigate this incident.