Man shot during attempted robbery in U-District

Man shot during attempted robbery in U-District
Police respond to an early morning shooting Saturday in the U-District.

SEATTLE -- A shooting-heavy week in Seattle continued early Saturday when a 26-year-old man was shot by two would-be robbers in the University District, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim was confronted by two men around 1 a.m. in the 4500 block of Ninth Avenue Northeast.

One of the men started hitting the victim with a bat, and when the victim raised his arms to protect himself, the other man pulled out a gun and fired two shots, according to police.

The victim was struck in the arm and started running. The two men ran off in the other direction.

The victim was able to get help at a nearby nightclub and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers were unable to find the two men, and robbery detectives are continuing to investigate.