SPD investigating shooting outside 12th Ave restaurant — UPDATE

A man arrived on foot at Harborview with non life-threatening gunshot wound injuries following reports of shots fired and a man running into a 12th Ave restaurant to escape his assailants Sunday night.

Police were collecting evidence in the hour following the near-8:15 PM shooting incident in front of the Blue Nile restaurant at 12th and Jefferson.

According to SPD, a witness confirmed the 24-year-old male victim who arrived at Harborview was at the scene of the shooting. Other witnesses reported seeing a man run into the restaurant to escape attackers in a light colored SUV.

Here is SPD’s account of the incident as of Monday morning:

Last night, at about 8:15 pm, East Precinct officers responded to several calls of “shots fired” near 12th and Jefferson.  Officers arrived but did not locate anything at that time.  Approximately 15 minutes later, officers were notified that  a gunshot wound victim had walked into Harborview’s Emergency Room and was taken into surgery.  The preliminary information is that the injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  Officers investigating the original call were able to locate shell casings in front of a business in the 400 Block of 12th Avenue.  A witness later informed police that the victim had been at the scene of the shooting.  Officers collected evidence from the scene and the hospital.  Detectives were notified and will be following up on this incident.

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