Seattle police say a man initially thought to have been shot three times on Capitol Hill Monday night did not suffer from gunshot wounds.
The 28-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was determined to be in serious condition, after reporting being shot near Cal Anderson Park. Police met the man at Broadway and East Howell Street around 8 p.m. and initially said he had been shot three times. Police said he described the shooter as a man in his 50s.
Nearby Seattle Central College went under lockdown for about an hour as police searched for evidence of the shooting and followed a tip from the college’s security guards that a man matching the suspect’s description went into a classroom. Police didn’t find anyone matching the description after searching campus.
A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said Monday that the man suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but on Wednesday clarified that medics found what appeared to be gunshot wounds without exit wounds, which were described by the victim as being from gunfire.
The man was in satisfactory condition at Harborview as of Tuesday night, said hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
Detectives have been unable to find evidence of a shooting but will continue to investigate the incident, said police spokesman Det. Patrick Michaud.