Armed suspect flees after shooting in Yesler Terrace area

SEATTLE - Police are looking for an armed suspect who fled after a shooting in the Yesler Terrace area Tuesday afternoon.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, an apartment in the 800 block of Jefferson Street, at about 4:05 p.m. after receiving a report of a man shot, said Detective Jeff Kappel of the Seattle police.

A man with with a gunshot wound to the shoulder area was found at the scene. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are unknown at this time and remain under active investigation, Kappel said.

The suspect remains at large.

He is described as a black man in his mid-30s, standing about 5-feet-4-inches tall, with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black jacket. The suspect was armed with a small black handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident.

Anonymous tips are welcome, Kappel said.