Police are investigating a weekend shooting in the Georgetown neighborhood after a teen walked into a Seattle hospital around 2:30 AM Sunday and said he’d been shot in the leg while standing in a restaurant parking lot.
When officers interviewed the 15-year-old boy at Harborview Medical Center Sunday, he said he had gone to Georgetown around 2 AM to attend a party at a recording studio in the 6300 block of 6th Avenue S. The teen said he changed his mind about attending the event because there were “too many people,” at the party. He told officers he was standing in a restaurant parking lot in 600 block of S. Michigan Street—about a half-block from the studio—when he felt a stinging sensation in his leg. The teen said he realized he’d been shot and asked two bystanders for a ride to the hospital.
While the teen denied ever being at the party, police are investigating whether the shooting is connected to a 911 call about a dispute with a gun in the area of the Georgetown studio. Police weren’t able to find the 911 caller or the scene of the dispute when they searched the neighborhood around 2 AM, but officers did report seeing a large group of people fleeing from the party. A half hour later, the wounded teen showed up at Harborview.