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Man Shot, Injured in South Seattle Attempted Robbery

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot three times during an attempted robbery in South Seattle late Tuesday night.

At 11:09 p.m., police responded to the 5000 block of South Thistle Street for reports that someone had been shot. Arriving officers found a victim outside with a gunshot wound to each leg and a third gunshot wound in one of his feet. The 30-year-old man had already applied his own torniquet to one of his legs. Officers provided additional first aid until Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.

The victim told police he had just arrived home with his wife and two young children. When he got out of the car to start unloading his kids from the back seat, two suspects approached him and his wife and demanded their belongings at gunpoint.

The victim pulled out his own handgun and the three exchanged gunfire.

The man said he moved away from his family as he was shooting in an attempt to draw the gunfire away them. His wife and children were not harmed in the incident.

The suspects fled the scene in two vehicles.

Robbery Detectives responded to the scene and will lead the ongoing investigation.