Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to Bellevue Place after a person was shot in a reported crossbow attack in a tent in the green space along the Melrose Trail above I-5.
SPD confirmed the attack and said a man had been injured by a crossbow bolt in the 800 block of Bellevue Pl E.
UPDATE: Police say arriving officers “found a man with a crossbow bolt sticking out of his chest.”
Police learned the victim had been involved in an altercation with another man, who shot the victim with a crossbow and fled the scene. Officers collected evidence at the encampment and continue to investigate.
According to radio updates, police were called to the area around 12:20 PM to the reported crossbow attack. Seattle Fire was called in to treat a victim reported as a male who had been shot in the chest. The victim was transported to Harborview. We do not have more information on his condition at this time.
Police were searching the area for a suspect reported leaving the area on foot.
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