Man dies after being shot near Seattle’s Westlake Center

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SEATTLE -- A 55-year-old man is dead after he was shot in downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon.

According to Seattle police, officers were called to reports of a shooting near the Westlake Center along 4th Ave. and Pine St around 3:45 p.m. When they arrived, officers found a man who had been shot.

Medics rushed the man to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center where he later died.

Police said officers and a K9 were searching the area for a suspect only described as a man in his 20s who was dressed in all black.

The area was taped off for hours as investigators tried to figure out what led up to the shooting. The scene was clear by 7:30 p.m.

The Seattle Monorail was out of service near Westlake Center.

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