Police say it appears the victim, a 30-year-old woman, and gunman know each other.
Seattle police are looking for the gunman who shot a woman in the leg early Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting near Melrose Avenue East and East Roy Street just after 2 a.m. and found a 30-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg, police said.
The woman told officers the gunman had run off toward the Melrose trail, where officers quickly found a man matching a description provided by the victim. However, she was unable to verify whether he was the shooter. Police did later learn that the man may have played a role in the incident.
The woman’s boyfriend had also fled before police arrived, and officers were unable to locate him, according to police.
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Officers interviewed the victim at Harborview Medical Center, where she was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Based on what she said, police believe the victim and shooter know each other.