North Seattle

Felon jailed after man is wounded in North Seattle shooting

SEATTLE -- A felon who police say was in possession of a firearm was arrested following a early Saturday morning shooting in North Seattle that wounded a man.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was booked in the King County Jail for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, which is a violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, Seattle Police said.

About 1:15 a.m. officers responded to a call of shots fired at North 85th Street and Fremont Avenue North.

A man at North 86th Street and Fremont Avenue North flagged down a responding officer claiming his friend was shot.

The 25-year-old victim then approached the officer with a gunshot wound to his left wrist. The victim was not forthcoming about the details of what had occurred leading up to the shooting, police said.

Fire department medics responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several independent witnesses gave officers suspect descriptions as well as a description of the vehicle the suspects fled the scene in, a white Toyota Camry.

A patrol officer located and stopped the suspect vehicle at 3rd Avenue NW and NW 77th Street. A witness who was transported to the scene of the stop, positively identified one of the occupants of the Toyota as the person seen running from the shooting scene carrying a gun.

Five individuals, including the shooting suspect, were detained and transported to the North Precinct for questioning by Gang Unit detectives.

The other four individuals were interviewed and released pending further investigation.

The Camry was impounded and taken to the Seattle Police evidence garage for further analysis.