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Man Wounded in U District Drive-by Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot and injured in a drive-by shooting Tuesday morning in the University District.

At 6:30 a.m., a man at Northeast 43rd Street and 7th Avenue Northeast called 911 to report someone in a vehicle had just shot him in the elbow and drove away. While first responders were on their way, nearby citizens applied an improvised tourniquet to the man’s arm. Arriving Seattle Fire Department medics took over care and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

The 40-year-old victim told police he had been standing outside his car as it was warming up and defrosting. A white sedan – possibly a Hyundai – turning around in a driveway came close to hitting his car and he expressed his frustration with the driver. The male sedan driver then leaned across a female front passenger and fired a shot out the closed passenger window, shattering the window and striking the victim. The driver then sped away.

Officers at the scene collected ballistic evidence and detectives will continue to investigate this incident.