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Man seriously injured in shooting near downtown Seattle

A 37-year-old man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood Monday night.

SEATTLE — Police are searching for a suspect after a 37-year-old man was injured in a shooting near downtown Seattle Monday night.

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) said it received a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Spring Street in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Monday. The location is just east of downtown Seattle.

When officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the ground, SPD said in a blotter post. Officers began providing first aid until Seattle Fire Department medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police the victim was involved in an altercation with another man before the shooting. Police said the suspect reportedly fled the scene.

A description of the suspect has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD Violent Crimes detectives at 206-233-5000.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.