A 32-year-old man was shot at an encampment near Seattle’s Chinatown International District early Wednesday morning, police and fire officials said.
Officers were called to the 700 block of 10th Avenue South around 3:15 a.m., where police believe someone tried to rob the man at gunpoint inside a tent, police said in a statement. During the alleged robbery, the suspect fired a shot, striking the victim in the neck, police said.
When officers arrived at the scene, the victim was sitting in a chair outside the tent.
Police initially reported that the man had suffered life-threatening injuries, but Seattle fire spokesperson David Cuerpo later said the man had been taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.
The alleged shooter, a 25-year-old man, was arrested at the encampment. Because police believed he was in crisis, he was taken to Harborview for an evaluation. He’s currently under guard at the hospital.
No further information was immediately made available.