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SEATTLE - A man was injured early Sunday morning following an officer-involved shooting in Belltown.
The shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. near the corner of Second Avenue and Blanchard Street as bars and clubs were closing.
According to Seattle police, officers responded to the area after multiple calls came in, including numerous fight disturbances.
"We were dealing with multiple disturbances of different types and multiple fights breaking out," said SPD Det. Jeff Kappel.
"I just looked outside and saw people running in every which direction trying to get the hell out of here," said bartender Alex Negranza.
Police said two detectives saw two men in an altercation and one of them had a handgun. After the detectives moved in, the armed man ran away, and the detectives chased and shot him. The man was shot in the buttocks.
The man continued running northbound in the 2200 block of Second Avenue and ducked into a parking lot.
Detectives found the man, who is in his 20s, hiding underneath a parked car and took him into custody.
Medics treated the man and took him to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the officer involved was not hurt and that the incident remains under investigation.