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Police fanned out around the area between 23rd and James and the AM/PM at 23rd and Cherry after a man was shot in the leg just after midnight Tuesday morning.
Details are still preliminary at this point as we confirm what happened with SPD and Seattle Fire.
According to police radio dispatches, the man was shot near 23rd and James and managed to run to the AM/PM at 23rd and Cherry to escape his attackers. The assailants were described as three black males wearing dark clothing and bandanas over their faces.
Officers searched the area around 23rd and James for suspects and shell casings for evidence. A K9 unit responded to the scene but there were no immediate arrests related to the search.
UPDATE: We have the official word from SPD and SFD on the incident:
Around 12:30 this morning we responded to 23/Cherry for a report of a shooting. Located two people, one victim and a witness. Victim had a gunshot wound to his upper thigh. SFD responded and treated, the victim was transported to HMC for treatment. Not considered life-threatening injury.
Both victim and witness told officers that they were approached by three suspects in what they thought was a robbery attempt. During this encounter, the victim was shot, and the suspects all fled. Described a three black males wearing dark clothing. Officers searched but did not locate suspects. Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.