Police were called to Boylston and Union just before 6:00 p.m. after a man in his thirties was shot in the chest. According to a source, multiple shots were fired. A white male in his mid 30s was struck in the chest with at least one low caliber round. Our source says the victim is carrying multiple cell phones and has a strong odor of marijuana about him.
It sounds like police are searching for a black Mercedes.
The man was alert and conscious when officers and medics arrived, but he is being taken to Harborview to be treated for what looks like a fairly serious gunshot wound. According to Seattle Police Department spokesman Jeff Kappel, the victim has life-threatening injuries. Our sources tell us the man is expected to survive.
Kappel says the suspect or suspects fled the scene in a dark colored sedan and "remain at large."
As of 8:00 p.m., police have reopened the street.
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