SPD: Mt. Baker Shooting Accidental, Self-Inflicted

MT. BAKER – Seattle Police Department says a 20-year old man accidentally shot himself Wednesday afternoon before riding a bicycle to the Mt. Baker fire station and telling officers he was shot in a drive-by.

It was shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday when police responded to a 911 call from Fire Station 30 at 2931 S. Mount Baker Blvd., which sits directly across from Franklin High School.

During their investigation, officers discovered fresh gun powder residue on the inside of the subject’s sweatpants.

The man was treated at the scene and subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Once there, Gang Unit detectives interviewed the subject and determined that the subject’s gunshot wounds – in his left thigh and left hand – were self-inflicted.

The incident is the second accidental, self-inflicted shooting in the Rainier Valley in as many days.

On Tuesday, a 17-year old shot himself in the leg while riding a Metro bus. He initially told his mother that someone else shot him, but finally came clean to investigators who say that he might face charges for unlawful possession of a fire arm.