16-year-old injured in Sunday night shooting; police investigating

SEATTLE -- Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 16-year-old to the hospital with gunshot wounds late Sunday night.

According to the Seattle Police Department, officers received calls of multiple gunshots fired around 11:15 p.m. near the intersection of 21st Avenue and East Fir Street.

Once on the scene, officers found 30 shell casings from numerous different guns, but weren't able to locate anyone, police said A short time later, however, they contacted a 28-year-old man at an apartment building who witnesses said was involved in the shooting.

The man allegedly told police he was walking with friends when two men ran toward him holding up gang signs and fired on him and his friends. The 28-year-old told police he ducked behind a car, drew his own gun and returned fire. The man -- who is a legal carrier of a concealed weapon -- gave his gun to police as evidence.

As police were investigating the shooting, a 16-year-old arrived at Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police called to Harborview interviewed the wounded teen and his friends at the hospital, and were able to place the teen at the scene of the shooting.

Police continue to investigate the incident, and no arrests have been made at this time.

Officers encouraged anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who knows about the incident to call 911.