Man shot near 26th and King, suspect at large – UPDATED

A man was shot near 26th and King Saturday evening around 5:20 p.m.

The 22-year-old victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect or suspects are still at large, police say. Gang Units are investigating.

We will update as we learn more.

UPDATE: Police say the shooting started as an argument in front of a home near 26th and King. The victim was in a car when he was shot, and the suspect fled on foot. From SPD:

A 22-year-old man was shot following a disturbance in front of a house on 26th Av S.

Today, just shortly after 5:00 p.m., several neighbors called 9-1-1 and reported hearing 3 to 5 gunshots.  There were also reports that the victim was leaving with several people in a silver Mazda.

Officers responded and secured the scene.

Additional officers responded to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) and located the silver Mazda, the victim, and its occupants. The vehicle was secured and taken to the SPD processing room. The victim was immediately rushed into surgery.  His status is unknown at this time.

According to witnesses, an argument occurred in front of a house in the 500 block of 26

th Ave S. The victim, suspect and several other people were involved.

During the disturbance the victim was shot twice in his torso.  The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, wearing a black jacket, black shoes, and a knit cap. The suspect left the area on foot.

The Gang Unit responded to the scene to handle the investigation.

UPDATE x2: It appears the argument that prompted the shooting was between the victim’s father and the father of the victim’s girlfriend, police say:

Detectives contacted the victim’s mother at HMC. She told detectives that the victim was at the scene of an argument between his father, and the father of the victim’s 18- year-old girlfriend. During that argument her son was shot.  She went on to say that she does not know why her son was shot and didn’t know the name of the female or the female’s father.

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  1. Just heard back from SPD. They will have more information on the shooting soon. Stay tuned.