An 18-year-old man who walked for more than a block Monday with gunshot wounds to his arm and face had tried to kill himself, police said...

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An 18-year-old man who walked for more than a block Monday with gunshot wounds to his arm and face had tried to kill himself, police said.

Police had asked for tips after the shooting to determine what happened, but they announced yesterday that they had figured things out.

The man was in his apartment in the 500 block of 156th Avenue Southeast at about noon Monday when he fired one shot from a rifle. The bullet grazed his face and hit his arm, said Bellevue police spokesman Michael Chiu.

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The man left his apartment and walked for more than a block, dripping blood along the way and attracting several witnesses.

Sammamish

Firefighters to discuss arson problems in city

Firefighters will meet with concerned residents tomorrow after an arson and attempted arson in Sammamish on April 13.

A home also burned Saturday in the 21000 block of Northeast 17th Place, but it was an accidental fire, said Josie Williams, spokeswoman for Eastside Fire & Rescue.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Eastside Fire Station, 1851 228th Avenue N.E., in Sammamish. Firefighters will discuss the Saturday fire and answer questions.

Federal officials are investigating to try to determine whether the arson and attempted arson are connected to the Earth Liberation Front, an extremist environmental group.

Redmond

Police set fund-raiser for Special Olympics

Redmond police officers will serve food at the Claim Jumper restaurant tomorrow night to raise money for local Special Olympics athletes.

Customers will be able to “tip” the cops with donations. With a donation, a customer also can be mock-arrested by an officer and get a photo taken inside a police car, said Redmond police spokeswoman Stacey Holland.

The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claim Jumper, 7210 164th Ave. N.E., in Redmond Town Center.

Redmond

Downtown tours a look at city’s past

Check out the old undertaker premises and bordello during the Old Redmond Walking Tours.

Redmond Historical Society member Tom Hitzroth will lead the downtown tours and share stories from buildings’ past. The tours are scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. May 15, June 19 and Sept. 18 and start on the front steps of the Justice White House, 7529 Leary Way.

Cost is $6 and registration is required. To sign up, e-mail Hitzroth at thitzroth@msn.com or call the Redmond Historical Society at 425-885-2919.

Tours will be canceled if it’s raining.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau