Man shot in back by shotgun as suspected shooters drive away

Police do not believe the victim, who did not live in the area, was targeted at random.

Around noon on Feb. 21, Renton Police responded to emergency calls reporting a shooting on the 1400 block of Shattuck Ave. S.

According to police, the caller reported that a man had been shot in the back in the caller’s front yard and that two vehicles had sped away after the shooting.

Responding officers found a 38-year-old male who had a wound on his back that they believed was consistent with a shotgun blast.

The injured male was transported by medics for trauma care and according to authorities on Feb. 21, he is expected to survive.

Police say witnesses described the two fleeing vehicles as a green SUV and a white sedan.

Because the victim does not live in the area of the shooting, and police are not sure what he was doing in the neighborhood, authorities do not believe the victim was targeted at random

Renton Police would like to speak with anyone who has knowledge of the shooting. Anyone with information should call 425-420-7529.