One man injured in North Beacon Hill shootout

One man injured in North Beacon Hill shootout
SEATTLE -- Police say a man was shot in the leg during a Thursday night gunfight inside a North Beacon Hill home.

At roughly 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a call of a robbery with shots fired in the 2300 block of 24th Avenue South. When they arrived, they found a man in his early 20s who had been shot in the leg.

According to Seattle police Det. Jeff Kappel, the incident began when three men knocked on the door and were let inside.

An argument then ensured between those three men and the victim, which led to one of the visitors shooting the homeowner. The homeowner then grabbed a shotgun and fired off at least one round.

It's unclear if any of the three men were injured.

The three visitors then fled the scene, and officers haven't been able to track them down.

Police say the victim and three others who were inside the house at the time have not been forthcoming with detectives.

The shooting victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story indicated the shooting was part of a home-invasion robbery, which is how officers on scene originally described it.