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SEATTLE - A 24-year-old man who was shot early Saturday morning in Seattle's Central District died from his injuries, police said.
The person or people responsible remain at large and the shooting investigation is now a homicide.
The shooting happened on a sidewalk in the 2200 block of East Union at about 2:30 a.m.
Police said there were multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired and someone had been shot.
When police arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound in the chest lying on the sidewalk outside of a home.
According to police a woman, who knows the man, was standing nearby. She told police she found the man and subsequently called 911.
Authorities said she did not see what happened before the shooting.
The man in his 20s was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. On Saturday afternoon the man died from his injuries.
A KIRO 7 photographer at the scene counted at least 15 shell casings marked off with numbered placards, and police confirmed they collected numerous casings as evidence.
Homicide, assault and gang unit detectives with the Seattle Police Department are continuing to investigate the shooting, but aren't saying yet whether this is a gang-related incident.
Police did not give suspect or suspect vehicle descriptions.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 911 or the Seattle police homicide/assault unit at 206-233-5000. Callers can remain anonymous.