Person injured in downtown Seattle shooting found with handgun, narcotics

Police are investigating a shooting reported Wednesday afternoon at 3rd Ave. and Pike St. in downtown Seattle.

According to police, the 31-year-old victim and the suspect got into an argument around 2 p.m. that escalated to the shooting. It appears that an acquaintance of the victim may have shot back at the suspect.  

Officers said one person was found with a gunshot wound to the hip. When police began first-aid on the victim, they found he was carrying a handgun and had a waist pack with narcotics inside. 

Police said the victim is a convicted felon and is not permitted to carry a firearm. Police seized 14 grams of heroin, three grams of meth and 82 fentanyl pills from the victim. 

Photo credit: Seattle DOT

Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting. They did not provide any information on a suspect. 

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