South Seattle

Man shot in kneecap during iPhone robbery

Man shot in kneecap during iPhone robbery
Officers scour sidewalk for evidence after shooting Tuesday in Rainier Beach.

SEATTLE -- Police are looking for the teenager who reportedly shot a man in the kneecap Tuesday afternoon in Rainier Beach while attempting to steal the man's iPhone.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the shooting took place around 12:15 p.m. near Renton Avenue South and South Ryan Street when the teen tried to steal the victim's phone and a struggle ensued.

The teen ran off after the shooting, but detectives are talking to a handful of witnesses in hopes of identifying him, according to police.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.