Search on for gunman who critically wounded a man in Ravenna
SEATTLE -- Officers are searching for two men they believe are responsible for shooting a man Tuesday morning in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.
Police say this was targeted, and not a random attack.
Witnesses say the victim left his apartment near Northeast 55th Street and 26th Avenue Northeast to walk to work when a man approached him and fired five shots, striking the victim at least twice.
The victim had only a short distance to walk, so detectives believe the suspects might have been waiting and watching for him to leave his apartment.
The gunman then jumped into a waiting getaway car and sped off north on 27th Ave. NE and is still on the run, according to Sean Whitcomb with Seattle Police.
Witnesses first heard shouts, followed by gunshots, and say the victim tried to run away only to collapse on the ground.
"We do believe that this was a targeted attack," Whitcomb says."We do believe that there is some sort of connection between the shooter, and his accomplice and the victim."
Some of the rounds that missed flew down the street, and one bullet struck a parked van.
The 56-year-old victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition, Seattle Fire officials said.
Whitcomb says there is no present danger to the surrounding neighborhood.