Seattle teen shot in leg as suspects try to steal his backpack

Seattle teen shot in leg as suspects try to steal his backpack
Police say a teen was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery near the 2600 block of Southwest Trenton Street Friday night.

SEATTLE - An 18-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries after he was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in West Seattle Friday night, according to police.

The victim was walking through an athletic field in the 2600 block of Southwest Trenton Street just after 8:30 p.m., when police say three unknown men came up to him and tried to take his backpack.

One of the suspects reportedly had a gun. Detective Mark Jamieson, with Seattle Police, says the three men assaulted the victim and shot him in the right calf, before taking off.

Neighbors heard the victim yelling for help and called 911. Officers responded to the scene but did not find the suspects.

The teen was treated for his injury and is expected to recover. Police say the suspects did not make off with any of the victim's belongings during the assault.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident.