Ty Swenson
Police surrounded a home on 38th Ave. S.W. in West Seattle on May 22 after a man was shot in the face with was believed to be a pellet or BB gun. They are interviewing a young male, but have not deemed him a person of interest yet.

UPDATE 2: Suspected pellet gun shooting on 38th SW sends victim to hospital

One person being questioned

Update for 7:50 pm
Seattle Police have what they called "short of a person of interest" in the suspected BB Gun shooting on 38th SW. The incident injured one person who was taken to Harborview with a wound to the mouth but according to police, cars in the area also suffered damage, which began yesterday.

The police received a consent to search the house and conducted a search. They found a single 22 caliber rifle but determined it had not been recently fired.

This incident took place over two days with cars being damaged by projectiles. There were at least five "hits" on cars on the street according to police. They looked for the projectiles inside the vehicles but found nothing. One penetrated a window but they could not find the projectile inside.

The person being interviewed in the case is the nephew of the man who is the owner of the home. Neighbors say the uncle has lived there for more than a decade. The uncle said the boy is an eagle scout and an excellent student and "as straight as they come."

Update for 7 p.m.
Around 6:30 p.m. Seattle Police approached the home where a suspected BB-gun shooter may be holed up on the 4700 block of 385th Ave S.W. in West Seattle.

Shortly thereafter, several officers pulled back from the scene, including the heavily-armed Gang Unit.

Police have are questioning a person in the shooting and are conducting interviews in an ongoing investigation.

Original Post
Just before 5pm May 22 Seattle Police officers responded to 911 calls of a shooting at 4736 38th Ave. S.W. The victim is a 31-year-old male and according to the Seattle Fire Dept. he was likely shot with a pellet or BB Gun. He suffered a wound to the mouth.

The early reports said the victim sustained a gunshot wound while out walking his dog down the sidewalk.

According to police the victim was walking northbound on the east side of 38th Avenue SW when he was struck on the right cheek by an unknown projectile, possibly a BB (pellet).

Police said witnesses helped the victim walk down to a nearby fire station where he was treated. He was then taken to the hospital.

The area is cordoned off as police surrounded the home, where they believe the suspect may be located, and interviewed a man who stepped out of that home.

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