Police shoot suspect armed with rifle in Seattle's Central District

Seattle police are investigating a shooting near Seattle's Central District neighborhood that left a suspect injured Friday morning, 

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of the 1400 block of East Yesler Way after 4:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, they heard people screaming and shots fired. A SWAT team responded shortly after. 

According to the Seattle Police Department, officers went into an apartment complex and located the suspect, who was armed with a rifle, and fired at the suspect. 

The suspect was hit, surrendered and was taken into custody. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. 

The Seattle Department of Transportation said the investigation blocked all lanes on East Yesler Way from 12th Avenue South to 17th Avenue South. The First Hill Street car service was interrupted.  

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The investigation remains ongoing.