Capitol Hill shooting victim: 'I didn't break into that guy's car'

Photo credit: Jordan Treece

SEATTLE -- A 24-year-old man was shot in leg early Thursday morning near Cal Anderson Park in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Officers with the Seattle Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in the 1700 block of 12th Avenue around 2 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, the 24-year-old man, unprompted, told them that he "didn't break into that guy's car."

Officers provided first aid until Seattle Fire arrived and transported the man to the hospital.

The victim and several witnesses described the shooting suspect as a roughly 6-foot-2-inch tall white man around 170 pounds with a shaved head.

They say he was wearing all blue clothing and was armed with a revolver. Witnesses say that he fled the scene on foot.

Officers suspect that the victim might have been trying to break into parked cars but were unable to find any prowled vehicles in the area.

Police are investigating.

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