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A South Seattle man was shot in the leg tonight after a dispute with visitors at his home.

At about 8:15 p.m., police responded to a 911 call about shot fired inside a house in the 2300 block of 24th Avenue South, according to the Police Department blog.

The man who was shot, estimated to be in his 20s, apparently answered a knock and found three men on the doorstep.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the three entered the house where an argument erupted between the visitors and the resident of the house, according to police.

One of the three visitors shot the resident in the leg. He responded by producing a shotgun and firing it at the visitors, who then fled. Police say it isn’t known whether any of the visitors were shot.

Fire Department medics took the injured man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The three visitors have not been located, and police said there isn’t a good description of them.

There were four other people in the house at the time of the shooting. Police said neither the victim nor the witnesses have been forthcoming with information.

Police said patrol officers and robbery and CSI detectives are on the scene investigating.