A young man was taken to Harborview Hospital after what he claimed was an assault and a gunshot wound to his lower leg at the lower playfield at the Southwest Athletic Conference across from Westwood Village Friday night.
UPDATE: Young man allegedly beaten and shot near 26th and Trenton; SPD adds details
Update 8:15am March 9
Seattle Police have confirmed that last night's shooting was of an 18-year-old man and that it happened during an attempted robbery.
According to SPD "the victim stated that he was walking through the athletic field when three unknown males approached him, one armed with a gun. The victim told officers that the men attempted to take his backpack, but the victim held onto it. The suspects assaulted the victim and shot him in the right calf. After the shot was fired, the suspects fled without any of the victim’s belongings. The victim began yelling for assistance and neighbors called 911. Officers conducted an area check but did not locate the suspects. The victim received medical treatment for his injury. Gang Unit detectives responded and will conduct the follow-up investigation."
Seattle Police, Fire and the Gang Unit responded to a call involving an assault with weapons on Friday, March 8 shortly after 9pm. A young man said he was assaulted and beaten and then shot in the lower leg by one or more assailants on the lower playfield at the Southwest Athletic Complex roughly across from the north entrance on Trenton Street SW to Westwood Village.
He was treated at the scene and taken via Medic 32 to Harborview hospital. Seattle Fire EMT's said his wound was not life threatening.
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