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policecarSEATTLE — Police are investigating an early morning shooting in the International District that sent one man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Seattle Police Department, officers received a call of shots fired around 12:20 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of 7th Avenue South.

Police say a man entered a fenced-off greenbelt area owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation where several people were sleeping. Witnesses told police the suspect argued with another man, before firing randomly into a nearby wooded area.

A man in his 50s was struck in the leg and taken to the Harborview Medical Center.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 40s, got into a dark colored sedan and drove off after he fired his weapon.

Police are investigating the incident.

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  • Kit

    Seattle needs to do something about the homeless addicts/boozers living next to the freeway. The bums accumulate trash and toss it onto the freeway. They throw their bottles and cans everywhere. The SPD needs to sweep these areas and chase the bums out of town. They have hobo camps right under the convention center. Our bum problem is out of control.

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