One man was wounded in a shooting in the Seward Park neighborhood this afternoon.
Just after 1:45 pm, police received a report of a shooting near 49th and Lake Washington Boulevard.
Officers found a man in his 30s lying on the ground, with a gunshot wound to his chest.
More info as we get it.
Update: Medics transported the man to Harborview. Sounds like he’s going to live.
Gang detectives responded to the incident, but police could not confirm whether they’ll be handling the investigation.
Update x2 – Here’s SPD’s statement:
On 6/20/11, at approximately 1:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to 49 Av S and Lake Washington Bv S to a shooting. Officers arrived and found the victim, a male in his 20′s on the ground with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim was treated on scene by Seattle Fire and subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
The suspects were described as 4 males, possibly somalian . After the shooting, suspects fled N/B on Lake Washington BV S in a white sedan. Just prior to the shooting, the victim arrived at the park and suspects arrived moments later. An argument ensued between the victim and suspects and shots were fired. The victim was struck once in the stomach.
Officers conducted an area search for the suspects with negative results. The investigation continues.
Update x3: Police say the vehicle the shooting victim was driving was reported as stolen in Kent.