Mysterious shotgun blast in White Center finds man's leg

From the King County Sheriff's Office, details on a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 3 in White Center:

On 1/3/12 around 4:45 a.m. in the morning we responded to a call of a shooting in the area of the 9800 block of 15 Ave S.W. When we arrived we found a 42-year-old Burien man with an apparent shotgun wound to the leg.

A witness said he saw the victim and another man talking and then heard a loud bang. One of the males left the area and the other was on the ground with an injured leg from the shotgun. The injured man was unable to tell deputies what happened. The shotgun was recovered nearby.

It is unknown at this time how the man was shot.

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