Man shot several times on Capitol Hill, suspect arrested

SEATTLE - A man is clinging to life after he was shot several times early Sunday on Capitol Hill, Seattle police said. A suspect was arrested soon after the shooting and a handgun was recovered.

Officers responded to the scene, in the 1500 block of 10th Avenue, just after 3 a.m. Sunday after receiving several 911 calls about a shooting and a man down on the ground, said Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle Police Department.

As officers were responding, an update stated that a possible suspect was running to the north through Cal Anderson Park. Officers arrived and spotted the suspect, and he was taken into custody. He had a gun in his possession.

Meanwhile, at the shooting scene, officers located the victim. He had life-threatening gunshot wounds and was taken to Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire Department medics.

Detectives responded and began an investigation.