Usual sign of a shooting, when someone is hurt, is the medical callout for Seattle Fire under the category “assault with weapons.” SPD Blotter reports today that a weekend shooting in South Delridge was off that radar – because the victim didn’t notice his wounds until he was outside the city:
A 25-year-old man told police he was shot twice Saturday night following a dispute in West Seattle, but didn’t notice until he’d driven himself a mile from the scene into White Center.
The victim said he was exiting a convenience store around 9 PM in the 9000 block of Delridge Way SW when he was approached by a man who was “talking all crazy.” The victim said he felt threatened and pulled out a revolver, firing it once into a nearby fence. The victim said the man ran to a waiting truck, retrieved a gun and returned fire before driving away.
The victim told police he, too, drove away from the scene before noticing he had been shot in both legs. The victim contacted King County deputies in the 10400 block of 16 Ave. SW after realizing he was bleeding. Medics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
SPD detectives are reviewing evidence located at the shooting scene and are asking for witnesses to call (206) 625-5011 to speak with an officer.