A man was shot multiple times and police were searching for the assailant in an incident at Broadway and Howell just across from Cal Anderson Park and near Seattle Central College.
UPDATE 6/26/19: SPD has dropped a bit of a bombshell on this one. Monday’s shooting victim wasn’t shot:
The victim does not have any injuries consistent with gunfire. At this point in the investigation, detectives have not found evidence of a crime or a shooting.
The new revelation lines up with information previously reported by CHS — there were no witnesses to the incident and police had been unable to establish the location where the reported shooting took place.
Original report: Seattle Fire was called to the scene just after 8 PM Monday after a man told passersby he had been shot. SFD was at the scene with the victim who was transported to the hospital but we do not have further information on the man’s condition. UPDATE: SFD describes the man as in stable condition.
SPD was searching the area including Cal Anderson, Seattle Central, and the nearby Capitol Hill Station after getting description information from a witness.
Police had cordoned off Seattle Central’s main building and were searching the building. According to the school’s calendar, Monday was the first day of the campus’s summer quarter.
“We’re fine,” one person who said she was inside the building during the search posted to social media. “There seems to be a lot of police in the building and we’re confined to the lecture hall. Econ teacher is still lecturing surprisingly.”
The suspect was described as a white male in his 50s, around 6’4″, with a grey beard and glasses, and wearing a leather jacket and jeans, according to East Precinct radio updates.
Police were also searching for a shooting scene and trying to determine exactly where the man was when he was shot.
Broadway was closed from Denny to E Pine during the response.
UPDATE 9:15 PM: Broadway was being prepared for reopening and the search was winding down. CHS is not aware of any arrests made in the incident.
UPDATE 9:26 PM: SPD has posted a brief on the incident:
Police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Monday evening. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Broadway and Howell Street just after 8 PM for a report of a man who had been shot. Officers converged on the area and found a man who had been shot three times. Seattle Fire Department Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition. The victim told officers he was shot by a white man in his 50s but couldn’t provide anything more. Security guards for a nearby college told officers they had spotted a man who matched that description in a classroom at the school. Officers searched the entire campus but did not locate anyone matching the description. Detectives are now working to determine the circumstances that lead up to the incident. Officers will remain in the area throughout the night. If you have any information in this case please call the tip line at (206)233-5000
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