A man described by friends as the nicest man in the neighborhood was critically wounded after he was shot multiple times in Seattle's Central District Thursday afternoon.

Police said the incident happened just before 5 p.m. near 27th Avenue NE and E Columbia Street. The victim was arguing with another man when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired 6-10 times. The victim's mother found him in the front yard of their home.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The nicest man in the neighborhood just got shot, said Steve, a friend of the victim.

Police said it appeared the gunman knew the victim and police were searching for the suspect. Police described the suspect as a black male, mid 20s to early 30s, 5' 7 tall and heavy set.

Friends and neighbors describe the victim as a nice, positive man who rode his bike through the neighborhood.

The suspect reportedly ran from the scene to a mid 1990s tan Ford sedan, occupied by two other people. Police are now searching for the suspect. Detectives with Seattle police's gang unit were also involved in the investigation.

The shooting is down the street from where Justin Ferrari, 42, was killed in May by random gunfire as he drove through an intersection.

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