UPDATE: Police responded to an errant report of a shooting at MLK and Union in front of the Grocery Outlet Wednesday evening. The call came from a friend of the victim, who had arrived at her E Pike apartment with a laceration to his head.
When police arrived, the man was holding a paper towel to his head and told them he had been shot. When Seattle Fire arrived, they noted a non-life-threatening one-inch laceration on the back of his head that they said was not from a gunshot. There were no reports of shots fired in the area.
It appeared that the man was the victim of an assault. When asked about why he said he was shot, the victim stopped talking, saying he didn’t want to get anyone in trouble. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center. No crime scene or suspect descriptions were discovered.
Police searched the area near MLK and Union Wednesday night for both a victim and an assailant after a report of a possible shooting in the area. At this time, SPD has not found the victim reported in the incident as a white or Hispanic male in his 50s. This is a breaking news situation and will be updated as we learn more. UPDATE: Per police radio, this does not appear to be a shooting — the victim reportedly was seen around 7:45 PM with a serious laceration to the back of his head but there are no further details about how the injury was sustained or where the victim has gone.