Man gunned down in Pioneer Square as Sounders fans leave game

Seattle Police investigate a shooting in Pioneer Square (KOMO Photo)

SEATTLE - Police are searching for a suspect still at large after an overnight shooting that critically wounded a man in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, at 1st Avenue and Cherry Street, at around 10:50 p.m. - at about the same time as the Sounders game was letting out at nearby CenturyLink Field.

An off-duty officer was first on the scene and found the victim, a 34-year-old man, with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the stomach. The officer began performing life-saving measures until medics arrived and rushed the man to Harborview Medical Center.

According to witnesses, there was a disturbance between several people just prior to the shooting.

The best available description of the shooter is a black male in his 20s who was wearing a dark top and dark pants. It's believed that the shooter fled on foot, heading south on 1st Avenue South and melting in with the crowd of Sounders fans.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Seattle Police Department at 206-233-5000.

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