Police: Gunman calls police after shooting man at homeless camp

A man was hospitalized after a shooting near Rainier Ave S and Poplar Pl. S.

SEATTLE — A man was hospitalized after a shooting at a homeless camp in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill neighborhood.

A man called 911 about 1 a.m. Monday to report that he had shot a man who pointed a gun at him near Poplar Place South and South Bush Place.

Officers arrived and found the caller waiting for them. He said he had been searching for his girlfriend in a nearby tent camp when he came upon a man he had argued with earlier that day. He said the man pulled out a gun and began threatening him. It was at that point that the caller pulled out his own gun and fired one shot, striking him in the leg.

The shooter then left the camp and called 911.

Officers found the victim inside a tent and gave him medical attention until an ambulance arrived.  He is listed in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center.

Officers recovered a gun from inside the victim’s tent as well as one from the trunk of the shooter’s car.

The shooter was placed under arrest. The incident is under investigation.

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