Police: Gunman calls police after shooting man at homeless camp

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.

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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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