SEATTLE -- Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot and seriously wounded another man at a gas station Tuesday morning, Seattle police said. Officers were in a standoff for several hours before discovering the suspect was not inside the home.
According to the Seattle Police Department, two men got in a fight around 9 a.m. outside a gas station in the 7300 block of Rainier Avenue South. The two men argued for some time, police said, before the suspect drew a gun and shot the victim in the face.
The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the scene in a silver Lincoln Navigator before police could arrive. The car was spotted a short time later in the 4600 block of South Raymond Street. Police and negotiators drove to the scene, and were in a standoff with a man believed to be inside from 1 p.m. until about 4:30 p.m.
Schools in the area were locked down.
Detectives are trying to gather more information. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call 911 or the police department’s violent crimes tip line at 206-233-5000.