Survivor of assault shoots, injures attacker

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SEATTLE — A man who said he was assaulted shot and injured his attacker, who was arrested Sunday morning in Seattle, police said.

Officers were called after 9 a.m. to the 3800 block of Stone Way North for a report of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found a man who said he had shot a person, officials said.

Law enforcement said the survivor said he was walking down the street when he was approached by a man who had crossed the street and began punching him in the head and chest.

The survivor reportedly pulled out his concealed firearm and shot the assailant.

Police said they found the suspect a few blocks away. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Once the suspect is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the King County Jail, police said.

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