Police: Man hurt in South Seattle shooting

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SEATTLE - Police are investigating a Friday shooting in South Seattle that left a man injured.

Just before 4 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South. 

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting took place near 55th Avenue South and South Prentice Street. 

Police said a 20-year-old man was driving a Dodge Charger when he was hit. 

Police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Gary Horcher that a bullet went through the window, hit the man's eyebrow, traveled through his scalp and exited out the other side by his ear. 

After the man was shot, he drove to the 9400 block of 50th Avenue South, where family members called 911. 

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time. 

The shooter is believed to have been a person in another vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene and remains at large. 

Police said the vehicle leaving the scene was a white Volvo sedan.

A person was arrested earlier in the day after shots were fired in South Seattle, police said. 

The incident happened in the 5200 block of 39th Avenue South around 10 a.m. 

According to police, multiple calls came in of shots fired in the area involving vehicles chasing each other and firing shots. 

Officers were on foot in the area searching for the persons involved. 

Around 11:30 a.m., officers arrested one suspect involved and recovered a handgun. 

Police told KIRO 7 the afternoon shooting may have been retaliation for the morning incident.